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Letter from Ebenezer Folsom to the North Carolina Council of Safety
Folsom, Ebenezer
October 08, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 839-840

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Colonel Folsom to the Council of Safety.

Cross Creek, Octr 8th, 1776.

Mr President and Gentlemen,

In pursuance of your Order I demanded the Salt of Comer Doud, which was appropriated to the use of the Militia of Cumberland who were in the service of the Publick in February last, but was peremptorily refused; and as the People were extremely anxious for it, I have delivered to each man his Portion, half a Bushel, out of Mr Gillies salt in Cross Creek, and I hope I shall meet with your concurrence.

The Detachment now consists of three Companies of Foot, Captain Herndon and Captain Bullock complete, Captain John Walsh who is joined with the Wake men, which makes the third, is very near full, and should be glad of your approbation that they should be continued, as in my own Opinion there never was more Necessity for the Detachments being complete than at Present.

Captain Atkins with his company of Light horse is stationed in Bladen in quest of the out-lying men who were concerned in the murder of Captain Richardson; part of Atkinson's are out on Duty

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in Anson and the rest are in Chatham at the Request and by Express from Col Jonathan Harper.

Mr Giffard, who hands you this, will carefully bring any command you may have for Gentlemen

Your most Humble Servant,