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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Ramsey to Thomas Burke
Ramsey, John
July 26, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 576-577


Chatham Court House, 26th July, 1781.


When I gott here I found the Letter address'd to your Excellency from the prisoners here, my brothers have Lett me know that they would be Certainly at Willmington yesterday & desired I should go down or Send them Some Close & money as without they must Suffer. I should be therefore Oblidged to your Excellency to Send a flag for Mr. John Jones' Bro. on Major Matthew Jones a worthy young man, & myself, if two or more will be alow'd to Go together, if not I would desire it to be in Mr. Jones' name. We have Certain

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accounts that McNeil or Fanning with his men intends up the Country. I am verry apprehensive that if we are not Supported from other Counties that we shall not be able to make a stand against him in this. I am your Excellency's

Most Obed. Huml. Servt.,