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Extracts from the North-Carolina Gazette
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February 06, 1778
Volume 13, Page 370

North Carolina Gazette February 6, 1778.

Newbern, Feb. 6, 1778.

By several of the officers of the troops of this State, just arrived from Head Quarters, we have an account that Canada has acceded to the union of the Confederate States of America, and that an express from Quebec had just arrived to Congress, with the important account, that they had seized on the President of the Council, Governor Carlton having left the Country, all the British troops and stores, and requested that they might be received as the fourteenth State, and that proper force might be sent to garrison the several towns in that country.

We have received a melancholy account from Charlestown, of the destruction of the greatest part of that opulent town by fire. No particular account as yet of that dreadful accident is come to hand, but it is supposed to have been perpetrated by some disaffected persons, and several are apprehended on suspicion.