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Letter from William Hooper to the Provincial Congress of North Carolina
Hooper, William, 1742-1790
November 15, 1776
Volume 10, Page 903

Sir,

I omitted to mention in the letter which I have closed and which accompanies this, that the Enemy are scant of provisions & may have some dependance upon the Cattle on the Sea Coast of the Southern States for a supply—in that case you will perhaps think it prudent to drive back the stock from the Low Country as soon as possible. Horses are much an Object with them for their Waggons, & therefore must be kept out of their way. It may be worth while to spend a thought upon a mode of securing our Negroes, and preventing any communication between the Enemy & any who may be disaffected amongst you whether of the late Insurgents or others.

I am Gentlemen, with great Respect,
Your Obedt Servant,
WILL. HOOPER.

Philadelphia, Novr 15th, 1776.