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Letter from William Johnston to Richard Bennehan
Johnston, William, 1737-1785
June 29, 1772
Volume 09, Page 307

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

Hillsborough June 29th 1772

Dear Sir

This serves to acquaint you that the Governors Baggage arrived at this place on Saturday evening last, The Letters that came says, his Excellency, with his Family & Retinue left Newbern the 21st Currt and is not expected to be nearer than Natl Cary's this night, owing to his Horses being in bad plight, tho Colo Nash sent off five yesterday to meet them which will be some assistance; It is thought they will not get further tomorrow evening than Wake Court house or Natl Jones's, so that they cannot reach Hillsborough before Wednesday Night, they travel very slow & in all are upwards of twenty in Number; However it is agreed that we start tomorrow morning after Breakfast in grand Cavalcade & not return until we meet them. Messrs Hogan & Osborne joins us at Jno Booths & I hope you will at Jno Pattersons, if we get there first will wait for you, & if you arrive first you may stay for us.—If Mrs Stagg has done any of the Little Girls Cloaths send em up by the Bearer, & a Busl of Meal if to be spared, hasten his return as fast as possible so that he may get home before night.

I am Dr Sr Yr most obt Sevt