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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Campbell to Josiah Martin
Campbell, William
December 01, 1775
Volume 11, Page 259

[B. P. R. O. America & W. Indies. Vol: 229.]
In Lord Wm Campbell's (No. 10.) of 1st January 1776.

Cherokee Armed Ship.
in Rebellion Road. 1. Dec: 1775.


In the present critical and distressed situation of Affairs I cannot express how happy I think myself in meeting your Excellency in this Province a Pleasure I have long and ardently wished for. A mature consideration of the state of the two Carolinas and Georgia will I conceive make it very apparent that every rebellious measure which has been adopted in this part of the Continent originated in Charleston and should we be able with our little Force to make any impression here I am convinced it would be attended with the best consequences not only in this but in the neighbouring Governments. As this is my firm opinion I most sincerely hope that while we have any prospect of effecting this great point your Excellency will agree with me in thinking our Force should not be divided but should it be thought impracticable to do anything material in this Province I shall not hesitate a moment in going wherever the Kings arms can be employed to the greatest advantage. We are engaged Sir in one common cause and I have not a doubt but that we shall maintain the most cordial Friendship and you may command every information it is in my power to give that can assist you in judging on this occasion of the real state of this important Province.

I am with the greatest esteem
Sir, your Excellency's most obedient
and most humble servant
To His Excellency
Josiah Martin Esqre
Governor &c: &c: