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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, and John Penn
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 03, 1776
Volume 11, Page 336

COUNCIL OF SAFETY TO WM. HOOPER, JOS. HEWES & JN. PENN.
[From MS. Records in Office in Secretary of State.]

Halifax 3rd August 1776

Gentlemen,

The Council particularly recommended to your attention Mr. James Mills the bearer of this to you. He is employed in behalf of this State to procure one or more persons properly skilled in the art of casting Pig Iron Cannon, Cannon Ball and hollow ware. Should Mr. Mills have occasion for Money you are requested to furnish him with what to this end he may want. You are Impowered to apply to the Continental Treasurers & answer which must be charged to this State. You will, the Council make no doubt, afford Mr. Mills your advice & Assistance as he is recommended to the Council by the Commissioners appointed by the last Congress to superintend the Iron Works in Chatham County We are with great respect

Gentlemen your Mo. obed Servts.