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Letter from Richard Caswell to George Wythe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 15, 1778
Volume 13, Page 44

GOV. CASWELL TO HON. GEORGE WYTHE ESQ., SPEAKER HOUSE DELEGATES VA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, New Bern 15th Febry 1778.

Honble Sir:

I received your letter of the 22d of last month enclosing several resolutions of the General Assembly of Virginia for the defence of the sea coasts and protection of Trade, which I will take the earliest opportunity of laying before the General Assembly of this State.

I have been favored with a letter from Fielding Lewis Esq., Chairman of the Committee of Board of Commissioners at Fredericksburg informing me of the appointment of Commissioners for your State, and that of Maryland, of the meeting and adjournment on account of Commissioners not attending from this State. The General Assembly here did not appoint Commissioners, tho' the Resolution of Congress was before them. I have summoned the Council to attend here to-morrow, if they advise the appointment of Commissioners I shall forthwith comply with such advice and and recommend the Commissioners to set out in time to attend at Fredericksburg the first Monday in March, the time to which the Commissioners adjourned.

I have the honor to be with great respect Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
R. CASWELL.