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Letter from Martin Howard to James Iredell
Howard, Martin, ca. 1730-1781
May 20, 1773
Volume 09, Pages 641-642

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Chief Justice Howard to James Iredell, Esq.

New Bern, May 20, 1773.


I am much obliged to you for your favour of the 1st instant. I shall set off in a few Days for Halifax and shall come round home by the way of Edenton where I hope to be by the 21st or 22d of June. My Intention in this Circuit is to hold a Court of oyer and terminer to keep the People in some Bounds and to convince them that a power of punishment remains altho the Court Law is expired. When I have the pleasure of seeing you, I will give you the Trouble of a

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Memorandum to Mr McCulloh. Be pleased to give my Respects to Mr Rome, and tell him he has made me very happy by the Information in his Letter and that I shall settle with him when I come to Edenton. I write to Mr Johnston and inclose him the precept for summoning a Jury. If he should happen to be absent I beg the favor of you to open the Letter and follow the Directions I have used the Freedom to give him.

I am with great Esteem and Regard
Yr most obedt