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Letter from Nicholas Long to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
July 14, 1776
Volume 22, Page 747

FROM COL. NICHOLAS LONG TO THE COUNCIL.

Wilmington, July 14th, 1776.

Gentlemen:

As my business at the Camp is such, at this time that I cannot wait on you at present, shall be in want of the six hundred pounds, before I can do myself the pleasure of seeing of you, the greatest part of which is already expended in purchasing of Com. Waggons, Horses, &c., for the Public Service, and should be glad that you would send to me, an Order upon the Pay Master for that sum by the Bearer hereof, Capt. Foster.

I have great reason to believe that there will be many Impositions offered you, in regard to Horses, Waggons & Carts and should be glad that you would be as cautious as possible until I can give you further Information, which I intend to do shortly, at which time I intend to wait on you.

I am Gentlemen, your most obedt. hble. Servt.,
NICHS. LONG.