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Letter from Samuel Johnston to James Glasgow
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
August 23, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 755-756

SAM. JOHNSTON ESQR. TO JAMES GLASGOW ESQUIRE SECRETARYOF NORTH CAROLINA.

By Express


Edenton 23rd August 1777

Sir,

The Bearer waits upon you for a certified Copy of the order of the last Assembly respecting the Brigantine Johnston whereof Mr. McKnight was a part owner. Be so good as give him all the dispatch possible as the Brigantine is loaded & only waits for that paper I remain

Sir,
Your most Obedient Servant
SAM. JOHNSTON

P. S. Pray present my Compliments to the Governor, let him know that we have certain advice that about two hundred Sail of the Enemy's Shipping have actually sailed up Chesapeake Bay

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mostly Sloops & Schooners, but have not heard of their attempting to land at any place.