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Letter from John Penn to Henry William Harrington
Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788
September 23, 1780
Volume 15, Page 414

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HON. JOHN PENN TO GENERAL HARRINGTON.

Hillsborough, September ye 23rd, 1780.

Sir:

I am informed by Mr. George Fletcher, who acts as a Purchasing Commissary near Cross Creek, that he cannot Collect and drive Cattle without Assistance given for that Purpose: As you are on the Spot, and well acquainted with the Nature of this Business, I have directed him to apply to you: When you are Joined by General Jones of Halifax with his Brigade Perhaps you may spare some of your Men, if not, you may, if you approve of it, allow him as Many as you think proper of the Militia making this Service, if well performed, a Tour of Duty.

Inclosed is a Duplicate of a Letter I sent you Yesterday lest any Accident should happen to the other.

I am, Sir, Your hble. Servt.,
J. PENN.
General Harrington.