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Letter from Richard Caswell to Francis Lightfoot Lee
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 15, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 43-44

GOV. CASWELL TO HON. L. F. LEE ESQ.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

No. Carolina Newbern 15th Febry 1778.

Sir:

I had the Honor to receive your letter from the War Office of the 31st of December last, which I shall lay before the General Assembly on their first meeting, in the mean time every means

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shall be used for procuring provisions, in my power, and forwarding the same to South quay in Virginia where under Col. Aylett's directions they will be forwarded to the army. It was too late when I received your letter to purchase Cattle or Hogs to be driven to the Northward. I have therefore given orders for purchasing all the salt and salted provisions which can be obtained, a considerable quantity of each article is already purchased; you may rely on proper attention being paid to every matter you have recommended by Sir, your most obdt. Servt.

R. CASWELL.