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Letter from Robert Smith to Abner Nash
Smith, Robert
October 23, 1780
Volume 15, Page 129


Edenton, 23rd Oct., 1780.

His Excellency Abner Nash, Esqr., Newbern.

Captain Bogg, who came in here early in Augt., with a Flag from Bermuda, and was admitted, sent his Flag to your Excellency to Newbern, but it arrived after you left it, and it fell into the hands of Col. Leech. Your Excellency permitted Mrs. Brimage to go to her husband; to bring her was the chief Business this Flag was sent on, and she has been now some considerable time with her Family ready and waiting, and the vessel lays at a considerable expence. All these considerations induce me to take the liberty to request your Excellency to send by return of the Bearer, Capt. Hall, the Flag, or in case it should be mislaid, such Certificate or other Instrument of writing as may by your Excellency be thought sufficient for Captain Bogg to proceed safely to Bermuda with. I beg your pardon for this intrusion.

Having the Honour to be, Your Excellency's
Most Obedt. and very Humble Servt.,

P. S. The two last Gallies came over Roanoke Bar turn out to be from Philadelphia, bound on a cruize off Castle Bar, & are gone through the sound.

R. S.