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Letter from Peter Mallett and Daniel Mallett to Richard Caswell
Mallett, Peter, 1744-1805; Mallett, Daniel
May 16, 1777
Volume 11, Page 472

PETER & DANIEL MALLETT TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, 16th May, 1777.

Sir,

We wrote your Excellency a few days before the meeting of the last Assembly, acquainting your Excellency of our situation, but to our surprise we find that nothing was done by the Assembly to relieve us. We therefore think it our duty again to acquaint your Excellency that it is not in our power to furnish the Troops with provisions at the price heretofore allowed us; and unless we have some new instructions from your Excellency before the 20th June, we shall on that day decline serving out any more rations.

We are
Your Excellency's most
obed't. humble servants,
PETER & DANIEL MALLETT.
His Excellency Richard Caswell, Esq'r.