Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb. 10: Wicked Designs

On Feb. 10, Joseph Hewes, representing North Carolina in the Continental Congress, wrote to the Council of Safety of his home state, “By the latest Accounts from England…we have reason to apprehend that our Colony will be attacked in the Spring.”  Hewes urged an early meeting of Provincial Congress, “that you may be the better enabled to Counteract the wicked designs of the ministry by providing against the Armament intended to destroy your liberties.” Paul H. Smith, et al., editors, Letter of Delegates to Congress: Vol. 3: January 1, 1776-May 15, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1978), 221.
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