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Letter from Farquard Campbell to Thomas Burke, Cornelius Harnett, and John Penn
Campbell, Farquard, ca. 1730-1808
April 12, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 86-87

FARQUHARD CAMBELL TO MESSRS. BURKE, HARNETT AND PENN, DELEGATES IN CONGRESS FROM NO. CAROLINA.
Gents:

As I understand that no person is permitted to dwell in the State of No. Carolina without taking the State Oath and being

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extremely desirous of returning thither to live peaceably with my family I have thought proper to acquaint you as the Representatives of the said State that I am willing to become a subject thereof by taking the Oath of Fidelity prescribed to other citizens. This Resolution I intended to have communicated to you in person but could not obtain the permission of the County Lieuttenant to wait on you I am therefore under the necessity of intimating it by Letter which I hope will satisfy you so far as that you will grant me a sufficient passport to return home and give necessary orders for discharging me from my present confinement and you'll greatly oblige your most

Humble Servt.
FARQD CAMPBELL.

Sharpsburg Washington county Maryland April 12th 1778.