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Letter from James Paine to the North Carolina General Assembly
Paine, James
December 03, 1759
Volume 22, Pages 736-737

FROM JAMES PAINE TO SAMUEL SWANN, ESQ., SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

Granville County, December 3, 1759.

Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen, Members of the Assembly:—

I received your message with submission. I am to inform this honorable House that I have lately been very sick and still in a very low condition of health, by reason of several relapses since, and obliged at

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this time to take medicines and not able to travel this distance. Therefore hope this honorable House will excuse one who is at any time but a weak member. I sent a letter to acquaint this House of my unability, the which I suppose miscarried. I have satisfied and paid your messengers to myself.

I am, gentlemen,
Your most obedient, most humble servant,
JAMES PAINE.