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Letter from John Eaton to Cornelius Harnett
Eaton, John
June 20, 1776
Volume 22, Page 745

FROM JOHN EATON TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE
COUNCIL OF SAFETY.

Beaufort, ye 20th June, 1776.

Sir:

Yours of the 7th Inst. covering the Resolve of your Honble. Board for £500 to be deposited in my hand for carrying the Salt works into execution, came to hand the 15th. I immediately acquainted Mr. Williams of the same. He is now making every necessary preparation for carrying it on. The Season is too far advanced for doing any great matter. You were pleased to observe to me that should a vacancy happen by one of the Commissioners resigning, you would appoint me in his stead. I should have no objection to any appointment where I thought I could render a service to my country.

I am your Obedient Servant,
JOHN EATON.