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Letter from Francis Locke to Capt. Johnston
Locke, Francis, 1722-1796
June 12, 1778
Volume 13, Page 444

CAPT. JOHNSTON FROM FRANCIS LOCK.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

June 12th Day 1778.

Dear Brother, after my Best Compliments to you & your family I send you the List with the Bearer of James Forbush & Sundry others to the amount of one hundred & three persons. I told them that I could not take their Retourn as you ware the Commanding officer of that Company. They have Seen that you Refused to hold any alection I am apt to believe that you may point out where they have mistaken them Selves, if you could aney wayes attend in Salisbury on the 16th day of this instant but if you can not attend your Lieutenant Can to Show the Onresebellness of their power to hold any Such Election. You are to Set Down the Eage; Sise, Complackson and Ocpeseon of the draft; you are to prepotion the Cloathen amonst your Company and let Every man know what part to Rease & upon this their failer or refusel in that Case I have to Send a warnt against Souch failler that will reas it of their goods You will Send their List Down as soon as you Can. This is all from your Humble Servt.

FRANCIS LOCK.