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Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette
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May 29, 1778
Volume 13, Page 425

North Carolina Gazette, May 29, 1778.

Newbern May 29.

On Monday last an express arrived to his Excellency the Governor, with dispatches from Congress, containing a copy of the treaty of friendship and alliance lately concluded between the court of France and the United States of America. The same was immediately published here, under a display of American and French colors, and a triple discharge from thirteen pieces of cannon and the town company of Militia, which was drawn up for that purpose. Universal joy appeared in every countenance; great plenty of liquor was given to the populace, and the evening concluded with great good humor and social mirth.