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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Robert Howe
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 09, 1776
Volume 11, Page 311

(From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State)

No. Carolina Whitfields on Neuse River
9th July 1776


We have the honour of acknowledging the receipt of your obliging Interesting favour of the 29th June last for which please to accept of our hearty thanks words cannot express our joy on this truly important occasion the attack on Sullivans Island Batteries & the brave manly resistance made by the American Forces does them the highest honour and we most Sincerely & heartily congratulate you on the success of the American Arms—we request that you will when a ready conveyance can be had furnish us with every occurrence in So Carolina we are wishing you all imaginable success Sir,

Your Mo. obed Servts
Genl. Howe.