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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Charles Lee
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 09, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 311-312

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Whitfields on Neuse River
9th July 1776


We have the honour of acknowledging the receipt of your Excellency's very polite and interesting favours of the 29th & 3rd July last as they contain intelligence of the last importance to the Arms of the American Empire for which Sir please to accept of our most sincere thanks. Our Joy on this very great Event can be better, imagined than described. In consequence of your Excellency's

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request we have ordered immediate supplies of Gunpowder from the Towns of New Bern Halifax & Edenton to Cape Fear to the care of Brigadier Genl. Moore to be by him instantly forwarded to Charles Town

His Excellency Major Genl. Lee

Nothing can give us greater pleasure than to afford every assistance in our power to the spirited & patriotic Colony of So. Carolina.