To His Excellency Abner Nash, Esq., Newbern.
May it Please your Excellency:
The bearer, Major Hardy Murfree, waits on you for a Draft on the Treasury for the sum of six thousand pounds proc. money for the purpose of paying the Bounty and other Expenses of the present Drafted Troops in this County, which I'm sorry to inform your Excellency are not yet marched for want of their Bounty. I waited on the Treasurer of the Northern department for money for the purpose, but was disappointed, there not being money in the Treasury.
I have taken the freedom of Troubling Major Murfree on this occasion to your Excelly., as thinking him an exceed'g safe hand. Should you think any further security (than my Letter) Requisite for the due application of the money, Major Murfree will be kind enough to engage himself as security, which, together with my letter, I hope will be sufficiently obligatory on