Letter from Cornelius Harnett to William Wilkinson
Harnett, Cornelius, 1723-1781
Volume 13, Pages 370-371
CORNELIUS HARNETT WILLIAM WILKINSON ESQUIRE WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA.
By Post Free.
York Town Pennsylvania Feb 10 1778.
I wrote you about a fortnight or perhaps a week ago and have nothing new at present to Communicate. The Army still remain in winter Quarters at Valley Forge well Hutted; I hear their houses
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or Huts are very warm and comfortable. I send you the last Paper containing the King's Speech &c. Jackey is not yet sent to me. The weather has been very bad, the Snow now very thick upon the Ground. As soon as this weather clears up, I expect to have him with me agreeable to Mr. Mitchel's promise.
What has been done about Fortifying Cape Fear River? I fear nothing at all. Mr. Hooper and McLain are unpardonable in not writing to me. I have been laid up with the Gout for a week past. I shall write you more at large in my next. I wish you would send on your Bills, not that I shall have occasion to use them, since our Assembly have made so generous an allowance to their Delegates. But remember that I warn you that Delays are Dangerous. I am Dr. Sir
Your real friend & Ob. Servt.
I write Mr. Quince by this Post.