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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Benjamin Booth Boote to Samuel Ashe
Boote, Benjamin Booth
September 04, 1776
Volume 10, Page 793

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from B. Booth Boote to the North Carolina Council of Safety.

Salisbury, 4th Sept, 1776.


After thirteen months cruel captivity in So: Carolina, I have been permitted to return to this place upon my parole; The President of that province first intimating, that it was expected I would repair to your honorable Board upon my return hither. The truth of which, I trust, you have been already otherwise apprised.

In order therefore to answer such expectation, & the confidence reposed by that Colony in me; I beg leave to assure the Honorable Council, over which you preside, that I shall with the greatest cheerfulness wait on them, whenever their pleasure shall be signified to

Sir Your most Obedient
And Very Humble Servant