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Letter from Richard Caswell to Thomas Craike
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 14, 1777
Volume 11, Page 573

[From Executive Letter Book]

Kingston, 14th, Aug't, 1777.


Captain Silas Stevenson with a detachment from Col. Sheppard's Battalion is ordered, in obedience to an order from the Governor & Council, with four carts & three wagons to Wilmington, there to receive such of the powder belonging to the public as is over & beside one ton weight; which is to be detained there. The carts are to bring half a ton weight each, and the wagons one ton. If there is not powder sufficient to load them, deliver Capt. Stevenson as much shot and lead besides as will complete the loads to each wagon and cart, as above. You will be pleased to see that every cask containing powder is put in good order when delivered; otherwise it will be useless to the public to attempt its removal. You are also to furnish covering for such of the wagons & carts as are without. And any assistance this detachment may stand in need of I flatter myself you will cheerfully give them; therein you will particularly oblige Dr. Sir

Yours &c.