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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 05, 1777
Volume 11, Page 407

FROM R. CASWELL TO JOHN ASHE. ESQ.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 5th March, 1777.

Dear sir:—

By advice of the Council of State, I have drawn on you in favour of Mr. Francis Brice, who is appointed a Commissioner to purchase provisions for the United States of America for three thousand five hundred pounds currency. If you cannot furnish him with currency, let me request that you give him bills on the Continental Treasury in so many drafts as he may require, as he will, I imagine, be able to dispose of small drafts with greater ease than if his bills are large, and thereby be enabled to execute this very necessary business for the public with greater facility.

With great respect and esteem,
I am, Dear Sir, your most obed. serv't.
R. CASWELL.
John Ashe Esq.