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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Joseph Hughes to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Hughes, Joseph
August 20, 1776
Volume 10, Page 753

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Joseph Hughes, Prisoner of War, to the North Carolina Council of Safety.

Charlot, Mecklinburgh, Augt 20th, 1776.


Agreeable to Order of the Congress I have confined myself to Charlot and Mecklingberg. I find it very inconvenient to get a House in this place to get my Family in, and beg the favour of the Honourable Council to be indulged, and be Confined in Salsbury or the County, as I will give any assurance in my Power that I never will Act or do any thing to the Prejudice, Injury, or Interest of the Country for the future, and Hope the Honble Council will be kind enough to Order me removed to Roan or Salsbury, which will make it much easier and Convenient for my distressed Family.

I remain with all due respect, Gentlemen,
Your Obedt Humbl Servt,