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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Francis Brice to Abner Nash
Brice, Francis
September 01, 1780
Volume 22, Page 525


His Excellency, Abner Nash, Esq., Hillsborough.

Favored by Wm. Hooper, Esq.

Wilmington, Sept. 1st, 1780.


Tho’ you must at this period be emerged in Public Business, I flatter myself you will readily pardon my Intrusion.

My little Nephew, Rigdon Pindar, has heard of his Mother and her family being in Charlestown, and seems very anxious to be with his Parents, as he has not arrived to an age to enable to form any Political Sentiments, and knowing the feelings of boys at his time of Life, I am emboldened to solicit your Excellency to grant him permission to go in the first Flag that may go from Newbern, or allow him to go by Land.

Fully assured that your Excellency will plainly see that I have no other motive in this Application than to get a Youth under his Parents’ Government, I subscribe myself

Your Excellency’s very obedient Servant,

Mr. Francis Brice’s letter of the 1st September rec’d the 10th Sept., 1780.