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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Joseph Hewes [Postscript]
Hewes, Joseph, 1730-1779
January 07, 1775
Volume 15, Page 681


January 7th, 1775.


Since writing the foregoing several Vessels have arrived from the foreign Islands and brought in Seven Tons of powder. The master of one of them informs me that he left a Number of Vessels all waiting for the same Article. That they were assured one hundred & Fifty Tons were hourly expected at those Islands which had been sent for to Supply the injured Americans. Another Vessel is Just arrived in the River from Old France with near Sixty Tons of Salt Petre on board. A letter from Genl. Montgomery of the 6th of Decem., informs us he had sat down before Quebec and was in hopes he should be in possession of it in a few days.

I am Sir, &c..
J. H.