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Letter from William Johnston to Richard Bennehan
Johnston, William, 1737-1785
May 30, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 612-613

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Wm. Johnston Esq to Richard Bennehan Esq.

Hillsbo. May 30th 1771.

Dear Sir,

I recd yours with the articles therein mentioned by Cuff for which I thank you. A few hours ago John Litteral arrived from the Camp, he says the Governor marched yesterday to meet Genl. Waddell & is expected to join him tomorrow, after which His Excellency will proceed to this place with the Prisoners under a Strong Escort, in

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order to take their Tryals, which imagine will happen the beginning of next week, he further says the Orange Detachment will probably be sent out on a scouting party into Rowan, & may not return to Town in less than a fortnight. The Chief Justice arrived last night, Colo. Henderson this morning, & Mr Moore is expected tomorrow. I have filled your Bottle with Bitters and your Jug with wine both of which I wish safe to hand.

I am in great haste
Dr Sr Yr Obt Servt