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Letter from Abner Nash to Whitmel Hill
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
April 25, 1778
Volume 13, Page 402

A. NASH TO WHITMILL HILL ESQR. SPEAKER OF THE SENATE DECLINING THE OFFICE OF DELEGATE.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

New Bern April 25th 1778.

Honourable Sir:

Thro' you I beg leave to acquaint the members of the Senate, that some Gentlemen of your House, have done me the honour to propose putting me in nomination for one of their Delegates to Congress. Such an appointment I should consider as the highest honour that could be conferred on me; at the same time I beg leave to observe that I find a Bill is now on its passage, for establishing a Court of Chancery in this State, a Court in my humble opinion, absolutely necessary in a country where the Common Law prevails, and Sir as my highest ambition is to serve my Country in a Department where I know myself to be best qualified, I am led to prefer an appointment in the Court of Chaucery to any other tho' more honourable.

I have the honor to be most respectfully Sir your obed Servt.
A. NASH.