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Letter from Henry William Harrington to Abner Nash
Harrington, Henry William, 1747-1809
November 22, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 155-156


To His Excellency Governor Nash, Newbern.

Cheraw's Camp, 22nd Nov., 1780.


I beg leave to mention a word in favour of Mr. Jn. Wilson, of George Town, One of Twenty-four Prisoners now sent from my Camp to Newbern. Mr. Wilson was taken near that Town the

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15th Inst. by the active Col. Rowan as he was going to Mrs. Henlock's Plantation for the express purpose of relieving the exceedingly distressed Mrs. Huger and Family. He was high in the esteem of this Lady's worthy Husband, the late Major Ben. Huger, and used to be well attached to the American Cause. I have reason to believe that Mr. Wilson's sentiments in that regard are not altered, and that it is entirely owing to an accident that he is supposed to have a Commission in the King's service. He has not been under any confinement on his way here, and the delivery of this Letter to your Excellency will be a convincing proof of his being a man of honour, for he goes with, and not in charge of, a guard I shall be obliged to your Excellency to admit Mr. Wilson to his Parole in Newbern till such time his Excellency Gov. Rutlege shall be pleased either to release him or to Determine otherwise.

I have the honour to be,
Your Excellency's most Humble and most obedt. Servt.,