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Letter of recommendation from Samuel Johnston to Richard Caswell concerning Colin Clark
Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816
January 03, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 1-2

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton 3d January 1778.


The bearer Mr. Colin Clark having been disappointed in getting part of his property down Roanoke River, waits on your Excellency to be indulged with longer time in order that he may avail himself of the privilege allowed persons under his circumstances to remove their property. The fact is that the River has been so low for several months past that no craft could pass till within a few days past, a circumstance which has not occurred so late in the season for many years past, which he hopes will be a sufficient reason with your Excellency and the honorable the Council to grant him the favor he now requests.

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Mr. Clark has transacted business as a merchant for several years in this neighborhood, and has always supported an exceptionall character which now induces me at his request to take the liberty of recommending him to your favor which I flatter myself you will have no reason to think ill bestowed.

I am with the greatest respect, Sir your Excellency's most obedient servant,