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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Millett & Estis to Horatio Gates
Millett & Estis
July 22, 1780
Volume 14, Page 508


Hillsborough, 22d July, 1780.


The want of supplies at this point, especially the Articles of salt, rum, &c., is Owing to the want of waggons, and this want arises from so many officers impressing waggons, not paying attention to the department they are imployed in, we have of our own property four waggons & Teams; shall be imployed in Transporting salt, rum, sugar and Coffee, &c., from Crosscreek and newborn to this place, but in this business we shall stand in Need of your Excellency's protection to these Waggons. We do at the same time promise not to make use of this protection to any waggons but our own, and that they shall be so constantly imployed in this business as to support this post with the Article of Salt in particular, and other Articles Wanted when to be had.

We are your Excellencys most Ob. Sr.,
Genl. Gates.