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Letter from William Moultrie to Richard Caswell
Moultrie, William, 1730-1805
July 28, 1786
Volume 18, Page 695

GOV. MOULTRIE TO GOV. CASWELL, RESPECTING MR. THOS. HOOPER.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charleston, July 28th, 1786.

Sir:

Mr. Thomas Hooper acquaints me that his Estate in North Carolina is to be sold by the Commissioner of Confiscated property under a Law of your State from an Idea that he comes within the Act. I must beg leave to observe to your Excellency, that Mr. Hooper was admitted a Citizen of this State by Mr. Guerard our late Governor of the 10th of April, 1783, and I have not the least doubt that proper Vouchers were produced before he would have been permitted to take and Subscribe the Oath as we were very particular at that time in examining every person's Certificate who came from any of the United States. I am therefore in justice to Mr. Hooper, who is a Citizen of this State and entitled to all the privileges thereof, to request your Excellency will be pleased to direct the Commissioner of Confiscated property not to proceed upon the sale of his Estate.

I have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency's Most Obdt. Servant,
WILLIAM MOULTRIE.