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Letter from Thomas Burke and John Penn to Richard Caswell
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783; Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788
July 08, 1777
Volume 11, Page 516

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DR. THOS. BURKE & JOHN PENN TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, July 8th, 1777.

Sir:—

We have obtained an order of Congress to the Treasurer, who has been at Baltimore since the time the Congress sat there, directing him to send to your State three hundred thousand dollars.

This sum is as much as can now be spared from the Treasury, and we hope will answer the exigencies.

We will transmit you a State of the Treasury debit against our State in a few days after this: at present we think it not expedient to detain the messenger, especially since your occasions for money are so pressing. We know not the amount of the bills drawn by Mr. Ash, and wish your Excellency would direct him to transmit us an account thereof. We have the honor to be

Your Excellency's obedient Servants,
THOS. BURKE,
JOHN PENN.
Governor Caswell.