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Letter of recommendation from Henry Bonner to the officers of the Eighth North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army concerning Stephen Owens
Booner, Henry
July 02, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 732-733

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

State of North Carolina Beaufort County
July 2nd A. D. 1777

To the field Officers of the Eight Regiment of Continental foot of the State

Being well acquainted with the Character & liabilities of the Bearer Mr. Stephen Owens; I would recommend him to you as a sensible, discrete young Man well affected to the American Cause-

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Of good morals—and deserving promotion in the continental Service—He went with me Adjutant of a Company of Militia to Cape Fear, in which Expedition he behaved himself with that Discretion & manly Prudence which did honour to himself & the Company in which he was in—If there should be a Vacancy in said Regiment, his promotion would be gratefully esteemed by

Your Obedient Servt.