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Letter from William Mackenzie to Arthur Dobbs
Mackenzie, William
November 24, 1755
Volume 22, Pages 382-383


Wilmington, 24th Nov’r, 1755.


Should have sent you long ere now the number of Troopers und’r my Command, but my indisposition for Two Months past prevented me. I muster’d them twice & the greatest number that appear’d were Sixteen, not One of which was accouter’d according to law. I can’t fine them, as they are all willing to purchase the acoutriments fit for a Gent’n Trooper, but such is not to be had here. Shall goe ∗ ∗ ∗ whatever ∗ ∗ ∗ Number of Swords & belts

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& Carboynes I meet with that is for Sale I intend to purchase.

I am, with Esteem,
Your Excellency’s Most Obed’t hum’e Serv’t,

P. S. Acco’t of the arms that appear’d in the field, Vizt.:

6 pair pistols.
2 Broad Swords & Belts.
8 Cutlasses.

They promis’d faithfully to be better provided next Mee ∗ ∗ ∗


To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Govern’r & Commander in chief off North Carolina.