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Message from Abner Nash to the North Carolina General Assembly
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
April 27, 1780
Volume 14, Page 806

[From MS. Records in the Office of Secretary of State.]

New Bern, 27th April, 1780.

Honourable Gentlemen:

Mr. Joseph Green, the Deputy Contractor General, has acquainted me that he is in possession of draughts to a considerable amount, drawn by Congress on this State; that on the faith of these Bills he has made very considerable engagements for supplying the Army with provisions, and therefore urges the pressing necessity of as speedy a supply of money as possible, least he should loose the benefit of these contracts. I hope, therefore, Gentlemen, you will take this matter under your consideration and make such provision as you shall deem necessary & adequate to the present exigency. I also beg leave to recommend to your Honourable Body the expediency of sending a well equipped and fast sailing Vessel from hence to Charles Town with Pork. We have reason to think a supply of that article would be acceptable to the Garrison, and it may prove a means of deriving authentick intelligence from them at this critical juncture.

I have the Honour to be,
With the highest respect, Gentlemen,
Your most devoted Servant,