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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Joshua Hampstead
North Carolina. Council of Safety
October 01, 1776
Volume 11, Page 356

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

Halifax 1stOct. 1776


Inclosed you'l receive a Resolve of the Council of Safety directing you immediately to proceed to Sea with the Armed Vessels under your Command. It may be necessary to inform you that the Jamaica Fleet will sail for Europe about the Middle of this Month under the convoy of a twenty Gun Ship only from the best intelligence we can obtain; it will be therefore highly necessary that you should be as Expeditions as possible as every success depends upon it.—what ever you may want the Commissioners at New Bern will very readily supply you with. Two British Frigates are cruizing against the American Vessels near Bermuda.

I am &c
To Joshua Hampstead Esq