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Letter from Thomas Craike to Richard Caswell
Craike, Thomas
July 23, 1777
Volume 11, Page 530

THOS. CRAIKE TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax, July 23d, 1777.

Sir:—

I was this day preparing to send off the powder ordered for the magazines at Salisbury and Washington districts, Col. Long having provided a waggon for that purpose; but, from the intelligence we have rec'd from the Counties of Guilford, Chatham, and Orange, I thought it necessary to consult with Col. Williams and Col. Long, who are of my opinion that it would be too great a risque to forward it till we are better informed of the intentions of these people. I have had the powder all started and put in good order, and shall wait on your Excellency's orders by the return of the express.

I am your Excellency's most obed. hble. serv.,
THOS CRAIKE, D. C. S. S.
His Excellency Richard Caswell.