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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
November 09, 1776
Volume 10, Page 890


I inclose to you and beg you would communicate to the Convention a petition from John Smith of Anson County praying to be relieved from his present confinement & to be restored to his afflicted Family and friends. His age, Indisposition, sincere contrition for the past, and engagements for his future conduct plead warmly in his behalf, and has so far interested me in his petition as to induce me to wish that if you should entertain the same sentiments of him which I do, the Journey of his son hither and back again may not be without effect.

I am with great Respect Sir Yours and
the Convention's Most Obed. Humble Servs

Philadelphia, Nov. 9th, 1776.