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Letter from W. Russell to Abner Nash
Russell, W.
August 08, 1780
Volume 15, Page 22

COL. W. RUSSELL TO GOV. ABNER NASH.

Hyde County, 8th of August, 1780.

Sir:

Your orders for the second draft did not come to hand tell the 28th of July; Since have used my utmost endeavours to march the men on, which I could not effect till the 8th of August. My ill state of health put it out of my power to act as first Col. of the County any longer; therefore must beg leave of your Excellency and the honourable Council to resign that Commission.

Leiut. Colo. Buroage Silby is a Gentleman worthy of that Command.

I am, your Excellency's
Most obedient Humble Servt.,
W. RUSSELL, Colonel.