Letter from Farquard Campbell to Thomas Burke, Cornelius Harnett, and John Penn
Campbell, Farquard, ca. 1730-1808
Volume 13, Pages 86-87
FARQUHARD CAMBELL TO MESSRS. BURKE, HARNETT AND PENN, DELEGATES IN CONGRESS FROM NO. CAROLINA.
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
Sharpsburg Washington county Maryland April 12th 1778.