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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Francis Parry to inhabitants of Wilmington
Parry, Francis
February 27, 1776
Volume 10, Page 478

No. 2.

Cruizer, Wilmington River, Feby 27th, 1776.

His Majesty's ships not having received provision agreeable to their regular Demands

I shall as soon as possible be off Wilmington with his Majesty's Sloop Cruizer and other armed vessels under my command to know the reason of their not being supplied.

I expect to be supplied by six this Evening with the provisions I have now demanded of the Contractor.

If his Majesty's ships or Boats are in the least annoyed, it will be my duty to oppose it.

To the Magistrates and Inhabitants of Wilmington.