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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Thomas Burke
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 23, 1776
Volume 11, Page 321

TO THOMAS BURKE, ESQR. FROM CORN. HARNETT.
[From Executive Letter Book]


Halifax July 23rd 1776

Dear Sir,

Your favour of the 16th of this Instant we received for which you have our thanks. The sending the Gun powder to Brigadier General Rutherford from the necessity of the case was prudent and justifiable; the bearer Captain Crawley will deliver to Brigadier Person or his order, six hundred weight of that article for the district of Hillsborough, which it is expected will fully answer for the present.

we are
Your very Humble Servants
Signed by order of the Council of Safety
CORNELIUS HARNETT
President

N. B. Inclosed is a resolve respecting Micklejohn, please deliver the same to the commanding Officer.