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Letter from Philemon Hawkins to Abner Nash
Hawkins, Philemon, 1717-1801
June 04, 1780
Volume 14, Page 836


June 4th, 1780.


Inclosed is a Deposition sent to your Excellency to stop the Execution of a Grant to a Thomas Kenon, of Franklin County, for a piece of Land He has entered and surveyed on the waters of Sandy Creek, in that County. My bro. Owned that land by a former entry in East Granville Office, and has since entered it agreeable to Law. Some considerable Time after my brother made his entry, Kenon Entered, Has had the land surveyed, and it is said intends to Hurry to get a Grant out of the Office before my bro. can Get His, in Order to Hold possession of the land.

A considerable number of our Regular Troops are this day crossing Ronoak at Taylor's or Jefferson's Ferry. I saw a man yesterday that passed them the day before; he said they were Exceedingly well Equipped and had a good many field pieces. The men appeared all to be in High Spirits.

I am yr. Excellency's
Most obedt. Servt,

P. S. Doctor Hopkins has just come from the River, and Says he heard their Drums this morning at day light.

P. H.
To His Excellency, Abner Nash, Esqr., Newbern.