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Letter from Abner Nash to Horatio Gates
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
October 17, 1780
Volume 14, Page 702

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GOV. ABNER NASH TO MAJ. GEN. GATES.

Newbern, 17 Octr., 1780.

Sir:

I have had the Honour to receive your favour of the 3d Inst., by Mr. Clay, who is now here on the business you mention, & who writes to you by this opportunity. I am sorry to acquaint you that our treasury for the prest. is entirely exausted and that it will not be in my power to answer yr. demand of a Milion of Dollars until the Taxes come in. This may be expected in the Course of about two months. At the same time I must remark that, respecting this Summer's Campaign, it seems impossible that this state can be behindhand as to its quota of money, without regard to which, however, I shall upon all occasions, with the highest satisfaction, answer yr. demands as far as may be in my power.

I am, Sir, your most Obt. Servt.,
A. NASH.
Gen. Gates.