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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to John Rutledge
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 10, 1776
Volume 11, Page 313

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(From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State)
Letter to his Ex– J. Rutledge of So Carolina 10th July .76

North Carolina Whitfields on Neuse River
July 1776


Your very obliging favour of the 30th June last by Mr. Page came safe to hand. We most heartily congratulate you on the success of the Americans Army in your Colony and consider the action of Sullivan's Island. as one of the Most important Events that hath happened to this Country during the course of the present unnatural war. With respect to Gunpowder we have ordered to Cape Fear the additional Quantity of three tons it being all that we can possibly spare from the different parts of this Province which is to be delivered to Gen Moore and if occasion requires to be immediately forwarded by him to Charles town. Your Excellency may be assured that this Colony will upon all occasions afford South Carolina every possible Assistance. We have the Honor to be with the greatest respect

Your Excellency's most obed & very Humb.
C. H. Presd.
Signed by order of the Council of Safety