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Letter from Allen Jones to Richard Caswell
Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
October 18, 1777
Volume 11, Page 657

GEN. ALLEN JONES TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Oct. 18th, 1777.

Sir:—

Mr. Benjamin Clifton an Inhabitant of this State as I am well informed, has applied to me for a Certificate, as to Capt. Boon's being legally qualified, I can inform your Excellency that Thos. Boon is a Captain in the Northampton Regiment, commanded by Col. Wm. Eaton & qualified agreeable to the Laws of this State. The above Clifton has been a Schoolmaster in this State for several years last past. I am sorry to inform you that this is not the only instance of such behaviour of the Virginians draughting the Inhabitants of this State. I wish their Government was informed of it, as it really has a very bad tendency.

I am with the utmost respect and esteem
your most obdt huml Servt.,
ALLEN JONES.