To His Excellency Richard Caswell.
Friend, I was informed by Capt. Enoch Ward, that I was appointed by the Assembly of this State, to supply his Indepd. Company with provisions, for which I was but illy provided, as I had not previously to said appointment, provided any quantity of meat sufficient for such a number of men. However, I have done it from the first day of May to this instant under many disadvantages, though I had no money, nor drafts for any from the public. I shall be glad your Excellency will send me a warrant on the Treasury for that pupose. As to the sum your Excellency will be a sufficient judge of, as you will know that pork is at so high a price as ten pound pr Barrell, and that the only meat of any account yet used; and your Excellency will much oblige.