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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Francis Nash to Thomas Burke
Nash, Francis, 1720-1777
May 25, 1777
Volume 11, Page 479

[From the Executive Letter Book.]

Alexandria May 25th 1777

Dear Sir,

We are thus far on our March to Head Quarters and are in the hight of inoculation for the Small pox, which seems to promise very favorably, I have been only four days inoculated myself, and thus far am very well.

There is very little news from N. Carolina. Our Assembly, which was prorogued a few days before I left home, I believe has done nothing. The Courts are not opened but for Criminal prosecutions. Your Colleagues Mr. Penn, and Mr. Harnett I expect along every day. Mr. Hooper resigned his seat in Congress and Mr. Hews was left out. Col. Clarke who came by the way of Hillsboro' desires me to inform you that Mrs. Burke is well.

I shall be very glad to hear from you by the Post or any other opportunity, Mean time believe me

Dear Sir,
Your obed't and Humble Servant