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Letter from James Coor to Willie Jones
Coor, James, fl. 1737-1795
October 01, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 832-833

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from James Coor to the Council of Safety about the Brig Pennsylvania Farmer.

New Bern, Octr 1st, 1776.

Respected Sir,

Colo Leech and Mr David Barron, two of the commissioners for fitting out the Armed brig the Pennsylvania Farmer have Just informed me that they have procured ball for that Vessell sufficient for a small Cruize if permitted, for which purpose they send an express to the Council. They say she is every way fitted for sea.

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Provisions on board, a full complement of healthy men all anxious to adventure, as they are desirous to be so employed that they may endeavour to reimburse this State for the expence of that establishment. The Commissioners assure me that if the Council will permitt the Pennsylvania Farmer to cruize only for a few months, they make no doubt of her taking some of the Jamaica Ships, as they know of several which will sail in a little time without convoys. Should the Council think proper to send either of the armed Vessells on a trading voyage the King Tammany would be most suitable as she draws less water and has but few hands on board. Should any complaints be made to the Council against the proceedings of the Commissioners they are ready to attend and hope to Account for their conduct in that appointment whenever they may be called on to the satisfaction of the Council. This I mention at their instance, and am Sir with Very Great Respect,

Your Mt Obedt Huml Servant,