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Extract from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning French opinions of the war
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September 04, 1778
Volume 13, Page 477

North Carolina Gazette, September 6, 1778.

Newbern Sept. 4, 1778.

Last week, Mr. Thomas Barker arrived at his house in Edenton, from France, and the next day waited on a Justice of the Peace and took the Oath of Allegiance to this State. Mr. Barker has been absent about 17 years, during which time he has resided in England, from whence he lately came by way of France; he left Nantz the 8th of July, at which time there was no war declared, but daily expected. He assures us, that in France the Americans are held in the highest estimation by all degrees of people, and that they have nothing so much at heart as to support our independence and humble the pride of the haughty English.