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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to John Wilcocks
North Carolina. Council of Safety
June 27, 1776
Volume 11, Page 304

[From Ms Records in Office of Secretary of State]
Copy of Letter to the President of the Continental Congress and the Delegates in Congress Jn. & Wilcocks


Whitfields ferry June 27 1776

Sir,

We send by Express to be Informed in what forwardness the Furnace for casting Shot is. A Large Quantity of Shot is immediately wanted for the use of the Ships of war and the Army, you will therefore as soon as possible cast a sufficient Quantity of the dimensions sent you by Capt. Forster as also a Quantity of the sizes under mentioned, you are also desired to Cast a Ton weight of small Iron shot to weigh about 13—We desire you will give us a particular account of the work you are now Carrying on that provision may be made for Compleating & forwarding it immediately

We are Sir,
Your very hm. Servts
Signed by order of the Council
C. H.

100 Shott 3½ Inches diameter

130 Do—3 Inches

150 Do—2½ Inches

400 Do—1¼ Inches

To John Wilcoxs Esqr.