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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from James Thackston to Jethro Sumner
Thackston, James, d. 1792
May 06, 1784
Volume 17, Page 141

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Hillsborough, 6th May, 1784.

Dr. Genl:

I am sorry, and really asham'd that it is not in my power to send you more money for Mr. Burgess & myself, on acct. of Toney's wages, I never was more disappointed in my life. I expected; and made no doubt of receiving upwards of a Hundred pounds at this place, and have not got more than will bear my expenses. I was disappoint'd also in receiving a considerable sum that is due to me in Specie from South Carolina before I came here. I hope you will not suffer any inconvenience for the want of it till the 4th July next when I will use every means to pay you in my power. This will I suppose be delivered you by Mr.Hawkins with two half Joes which please to give Mr. Burgess credit for in part discharge of Toney's Wages.

I am Dr. Genl. with esteem & respect,
Yr. Obt. Servt.,