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Circular letter from Samuel Johnston to North Carolina sheriffs concerning the election of delegates for the Provincial Congress of North Carolina
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
July 10, 1775
Volume 10, Page 88

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Form of notice for calling the Hillsborough Convention.


In pursuance of the Trust which devolves on me by the much lamented death of our late worthy Moderator, I am to request the favour of you to Summon the Freeholders of the County of —— to meet at such convenient time & place as you may appoint to choose and elect proper persons to serve as Delegates in a provincial Convention to be held at Hillsborough on the twentieth day of August next; and as affairs of the last importance to this province will be submitted to their Deliberation, I would recommend that the number of Delegates for each County should not be less than five.

I am with great respect,
S. J.

[10th July] Edenton, 1775.
Sheriff of ——