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Letter from John Page to Richard Caswell
Page, John, 1744-1808
August 16, 1777
Volume 11, Page 580

LT. GOV. JOHN PAGE, OF VA., TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wms'burg, August 16th, 1777.

Sir:—

The fleet which has been seen for some days past coasting along our Eastern shore, last night entered our Bay: it consists of upwards of 100 sail. We think it not only of immediate concern to this State to give you this information, but also of ye greatest consequence to ye United States in general, as we hope to receive considerable assistance from you, having on a former occasion experienced the readiness with which North Carolina afforded it.

I have the honor to be with great respect, Sir,
Your mo. obedt. serv.,
JOHN PAGE.