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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Hooper to Sir [President of the Provincial Congress of North Carolina?]
Hooper, William, 1742-1790
October 1776
Volume 10, Page 889


As the printed Journals of the Continental Congress which have been lately forwarded to you by your delegates come down no lower than the month of May I do myself the Honour by Mr Penn to transmit you some resolves which have passed in Congress since that period. You will find several of them particularly interesting to our State and necessary in some measure to produce that uniformity of conduct in Military arrangements which it is proper to pervade the whole Continent.

Among the rest you will observe a resolve relative to the Carolina prisoners confined here from whence it will appear that they are left entirely to the discretion of your Convention to dispose of them as you think proper. I have the fullest confidence that you will extend every Indulgence to them which you can consistent with the security of the Continent at large & the particular safety of your own State.

I am Sir yours & the Convention's
Obedt Humble Servt

P. S. You will observe the supplemental Resolve of Congress offering Cloathing in addition to the Bounty of Land & Money already offered for the encouragement of Soldiers to enlist in the New Army.