Letter from Francis Brice to Richard Caswell
Volume 13, Pages 27-28
FRANCIS BRICE TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Wilmington Febry 4th 1778.
When your Excellency's express respecting Capt. Folger arrived, I was not in Town, which was the means of his long stay here. I have procured some particulars from the Captain of the sloop, concerning
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Folger's embarkation at Havre De Grace, which I enclose your Excellency. I could procure nothing else worth transmitting, from the Frenchman. My own Deposition you have also enclosed, which contains every thing I remember concerning him; I also send a copy of the receipt which he gave for the Packet when he took it from on Board the vessel. Mr. Craike is not yet returned from Charles Town, or I should have sent his Deposition. Any orders that your Excellency may think proper to send me, I with pleasure will endeavour to have them fullfilled. I find it impossible to get vessels to carry the public Pork to Edenton, as you requested me to do from Edenton, I have a letter, and not a vessel is to be had there on any terms. I am your Excellency's very ob. Servt.