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Letter from Henry William Harrington to John Hopton
Harrington, Henry William, 1747-1809
July 21, 1780
Volume 15, Page 405

GENERAL HARRINGTON TO JOHN HOPTON.

North Carolina, 21st July, 1780.

Dear Sir:

I am in a Situation that I am sure my worst Enemies would not wish me reduced to apply for a Flag of Truce to send to South Carolina to obtain permission from the Commander of the British Forces there, for Mrs. Harrington and my Children to leave their own House and to Come to the Interior parts of North Carolina, permit me, my dear Sir, to ask the favour of you to endeavour to remove any impediment that may arise in Chas. Town on the application, by the Flag, for the desired permission. I do assure you, Mrs. Harrington is much distressed, let my Friend picture a loved Wife & Children, accustomed to live in affluence so far distressed as to be obliged to take the only Horse left her, into her own dwelling House to prevent its being taken away, not by the British Troops, but by a lawless set of Men whose insolence is not to be borne nor will not be countenanced by any good Men. Your compliance will oblige, Dear Sir,

Your most obedt. Servt.,
H. W. HARRINGTON.