Letter from Joseph Leech, Richard Ellis, and Alexander Gaston to Richard Caswell
Leech, Joseph, 1720-1803; Ellis, Richard, fl. 1765-1790; Gaston, Alexander, ca. 1735-1781
Volume 11, Pages 486-487
JOSEPH LEECH, RIC'D. ELLIS & ALEX. GASTON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Newbern, June 4th. 1777.
Yesterday came to town from New River, where they put in from Martinico, on their passage to Philadelphia, to the Congress,
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four officers and two sergeants, one a Col. 1 Lieut. Col. 1 Major, and one Captain, three of them are Engineers, sent from old France by Doct. Franklin and Mr. Deane, with orders to make all the dispatch they possibly could. They are very anxious of seeing you, saying they have semething of consequence to communicate, and and we are very uneasy at being delayed, as they think they may be wanted in the army, they are so uneasy at staying that they were for setting off for your house, to-morrow themselves, but we told them you were expected in town Saturday or Sunday, but that did not satisfy, so that we promised to send off an express, to acquaint you of them, they expecting to see you in town to-morrow if possible.
We are with great esteem Your Excellency's most obed. humble servants,