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Proclamation by Richard Caswell concerning exportation of salt [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 02, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 759-760


State of North Carolina.

By His Excellency
Richard Caswell, Esquire, Governor, Captain General, and Commander in Chief, of the said State.

A Proclamation.

Whereas it will be difficult for the Inhabitants of this State to

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supply themselves with common Salt, unless the Exportation and Transportation thereof be prohibited, I have therefore thought proper by and with the advice of the Council of State, to issue this my Proclamation hereby prohibiting the Exportation and Transportation of Salt from this State after this date, until the Expiration of thirty Days from the date hereof; of which all Naval Officers, Merchants, and other Persons are required to take notice.

Given under my hand and seal at arms, at NewBern 2d day of September, in the year of Lord 1778, and in the second year of our Independence.

RICHARD CASWELL.
By his Excellency's Command.
J. Glasgow, Sec.


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This proclamation was published in the North-Carolina Gazette in 1777 and must have been written in that year, not 1778 as written on the document.