May it please your Excellency:
The bearer, Mr. Jesse Newby, waits on your Excellency for two dozen marriage licences and as many Letters Testamentary. Our Representatives inform that the fees on them are to fall unto the benefit of the State, but as I am not certain they do, should esteem it a singular favour to be informed by your Excellency whether they do or not; If any thing should be due on them to yourself, will acc't for it punctually. The office of Register for the county of Granville is at present vacant. Mr. Ransom Southerland, who has lately become a Resident of our County, is willing to undertake that office, & is a good penman, also able to give the best of security for his just & faithful performance therein. If your Excellency will condescend to give a commission for that office, I can vouch for his veracity, &c., tho' I presume he is well known to your Excellency. Shou'd your Excellency have any dispatches for these parts, or to the adjacent Counties, the bearer hereof is a very safe hand to send them by, and you may depend, they shall be forwarded with the greatest care and speed. I have the honour to be with the greatest regard,
P. S. If your Excellency has any printed copies of the proceedings of the last Convention, should be extremely obliged to you for one.