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Letter from Peter Mallett to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Mallett, Peter, 1744-1805
July 27, 1776
Volume 22, Pages 749-750


Wilmington, July 27th, 1776.

To the Honb’l Council of Safety.


Since about the 12th of June I have supplied Captain Vance’s

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Company of Artillery, Captain Dickinson’s Company of Light Horse, about half of Captain Fifer’s Company of Horse from 60 to 70 Sick men Constantly in the Hospital of the different Regiments; indeed, some of every Regiment, and all the Quartermaster General’s Boatmen, Waggoners, guards, &c. The whole amounts to near 300 rations per day, and I flatter myself that I have given General Satisfaction both to my Regiment and these different Companies.

I am therefore, to beg that you will furnish me with about six or seven hundred pounds by General Long, who will be so obliging as to get the money, by your granting me a Certificate, which place to my Account for these different Companies.

General Long can acquaint you with the mode we have adopted to supply the sick, which I am sure will meet with your approbation.

My account for supplying the 5th Regiment shall be made out, and forwarded the 16th August, which I apprehend will exceed the sum I have already received from the Treasurer as from 500 to 540 rations are daily served to that regiment; of course, I must be very considerable in advance in order to keep up a stock.

I am Gentlemen, your most obedt, humble serv’t,