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Letter from Charles Lee to Cornelius Harnett
Lee, Charles, 1731-1782
June 18, 1776
Volume 11, Page 298

[Maj. Gen. Charles Lee to The Provincial Council of North Carolina.]

“Charlestown, June 18, 1776.

Sir:

As your Troops are in considerable distress, and begin to clamore for their pay, I must request that you would dispatch whoever has acted as your Paymaster-General, or one of his deputies, with a sufficient sum of money to answer the purpose of supplying their immediate wants.

I am, Sir,
your ob'dt serv't
CHARLES LEE.