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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Paine to Edmund Fanning
Paine, John
May 01, 1768
Volume 07, Page 743

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Captain Paine to Col. Fanning.

Agreeable to your Request I have Sent this Messenger to Receive Your Commands. I have Appointed my Men to meet me by Nine O'clock on Monday, And as I have Been at All Necessary Pains to Give Notice to all have Seen A Good many of them and they Generally complain of the Bad Season of the Year and they had Rather Pay their fines than come to General Muster as they expect it Very Soon. So in confusion of Mind by my Late Loss of My Dear Sister I Subscribe myself

Your Most Obedient To Command

May 1st 1768