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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to John Cooper
North Carolina. Council of Safety
September 28, 1776
Volume 11, Page 355

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Halifax 28th Sept. 1776


Your Letter with respect to a large Cannon we received and have a desire that you will hire a sufficient craft and send it from Bath Town round to Edenton as it will be very shortly wanted for the Gallies now building for the protection of the Trade of this State. The price will be fixed and the full Sum paid after the Cannon is Viewed and valued by indifferent persons well skilled in a matter of this sort.

We are Sir, Your hble Servts
By order of the Council of State

P. S. You must send the Cannon to the care of Dr. Saml. Dickenson in Edenton.

To Mr John Cooper.