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Letter from Cornelius Harnett to William Wilkinson
Harnett, Cornelius, 1723-1781
June 13, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 729-730

To William Wilkinson Esquire in Wilmington from Corn Harnett

Contentney Bridge 13 June 1777

Dr Sir

I hope to be near Tarborough this night, the weather has been

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so very sultry that Travelling is very disagreeable indeed—let Mrs. Harnett know I am well—This Billet is indeed for nothing more than to inform you that the Justices at Halifax New Bern and several other places, have behaved very Spiritedly; many of the Tories were Ordered to remove, and are selling off their effects- I think the New Hanover Justices should send immediately To New Bern for a Copy of the Act of Assembly, this has been done in most of the Counties—Do not neglect it, other wise let your Justices be ever so well inclined to serve their Country they will be at a very great Loss.

I do not suppose the Great man will suffer me in my absence to be Elected a Member for Our County, should it happen I will serve. I am

Dr. Sir
your friend & hum. Servt
William Wilkinson.