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Letter from William Brown to Abner Nash
Brown, William
June 13, 1780
Volume 14, Page 851


Fav. by Capt. Williams.

To His Excellency Abner Nash, Esq., Newbern.

13th June, 1780.

May It Please Your Excellency:

By Capt. Williams you have the return of the volunteers and Drafted men in Obedience to your Orders. I should have sent them Earlier, but was asham'd, the number being so small that appear'd on the first day intended for their marching, & am sorry to find, after loosing so much time, that I am Necessitated to show the Tardiness of my Country.

Capt. Williams takes with him to Newbern his Brother, who I believe from his Experience will make a good Officer, intending if your Excellency thinks it Compatable, to have him Dubbed as his Substitute, his wife being in such a Situation it must be Disagreeable to leave her.

I am,
Your Excellency's Most Obedt., Humble Servt.,