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Letter from Henry Young to Abner Nash
Young, Henry
September 09, 1780
Volume 15, Page 23


Wilmington, August the 9th, 1780.

To His Excellency Abner Nash, Esqr.

When Mr. Benj. Hawkins was in this town he advanced to me Twenty thousand pounds, to be laid out for the public use. I have transmitted to him my acct. agst. the Publick, amounting to £19,-273, which with sundry accts. yet to commit for a Horse, 2 pr. Pistols & some Beef, which when paid, with two Horses more that I am to purchase by order of the General, for two Light Horse men of the last draft, which will far exceed the sum I rec'd from you & Mr. Hawkins. I would be much obliged to you to grant a warrant on the Treasury for Twenty thousand pounds; the sum I rec'd of Mr. Hawkins I delivered to him, to whom I have sent a Bond payable to your Excellency for the full amount of the Monies rec'd from yourself and Mr. Hawkins. You may be well assured I shall render a faithful account at the next meeting of the Assembly.

I am, with Respect, Sir,
Your Excellency's most Obedt. Servt.,

P. S. I would be much obliged to your Excellency to send me some Blank Commission, as there is several officers in this County that have none.