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Letter from James Hepburn to Cornelius Harnett
Hepburn, James, ca. 1752-1798
August 21, 1776
Volume 10, Page 758

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from James Hepburn, prisoner of war, to the North Carolina Council of Safety.

Charlote, 21st August, 1776.


I took the liberty of writing you some time agoe, praying an extension of my limits—and again hearing your Honle body proposes sitting soon in Sallsberry, I take the liberty to acquaint you of the difficulties I labour under in procuring lodgings for myself and family—It has been with dificulty, that I have procured a small apartment where I now live, and which I must soon relinquish—I would therefore request permission to remove to Sallsberry where I am told lodgings may be easily procured—Collo Salter who does me the honnour of carrying this letter can acquaint you fully of my situation.

I have the honnour to be with much Estee
Your most ob. hu. Servt