Letter from Samuel Cornell and John London to Richard Caswell
Cornell, Samuel, 1730-1781; London, John, 1747-1816
Volume 11, Page 690
SAML. CORNELL AND JOHN LONDON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
On Board the Brign Edwards, 4th Dec. 1777.
We beg leave to acquaint your Excellency with our arrival, in this port, from New York, in the Brigantine Edwards, in consequence of a Flag of Truce, obtained from Lieut. General Sir Henry Clinton, and Commodore Holtrane, in order to settle our private affairs in this State, and we wait your Excellency's permission to come on shore.
We have the honor to be, with greatest respect, Sir,
Your Excellency's most obdt huml servts.