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Letter from James Iredell to Richard Bennehan
Iredell, James, 1751-1799
October 12, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 659-660


Hillsborough, Oct. 12th, 1782.

Dear Sir:

Being to go from here on my way to Halifax in company with Mr. Hooper and some other company; to-morrow morning I send my Servant forward to your house to take the liberty of enquiring if Miss Elbank is still there in which case I shall immediately wait on her to attend her down. But if she should have gone home you will have the goodness to excuse my not waiting on you as from my being detained here longer than I expected I shall have very little time to spare, and the company I shall be with propose getting to Harrisburg to-morrow night. Besides Mr. Hooper I expect the company of Mr. Moore and Mr. Penn.

If Miss Elbank be with you will you be pleased to present my

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respects to her, and acquaint her that I shall attend her when she is ready to set out. And if she should not you will oblige me in presenting my respectful Compliments to Mrs. Bennehan and requesting her to excuse my not waiting upon her, which is entirely owing to the circumstances I mention and gives real concern to.

Dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant,

P. S. If you have any commands I shall be glad to carry them.