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Letter from Richard Caswell to George Wythe and Archibald Cary
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 15, 1778
Volume 13, Page 45

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R. CASWELL TO HON. SPEAKERS OF SENATE & HOUSE OF DELEGATES VIRGINIA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

No. Carolina New Bern 15th Febry 1778.

Honorable Gentlemen:

I received your letter of 14th ulto with its enclosures, which I shall do myself the honor of laying before the General Assembly on their first meeting, and have not the least doubt, but they will bestow such attention on the matters recommended as the importance of them deserve.

In the mean time I have issued a Proclamation prohibiting the exportation of salt and salted provisions for a limited time. I am limited by our Constitution to Thirty Days, at the end of which I presume the procl will be renewed. I have the honor to be with great respect. Honorable Gentlemen,

Your most obedient servant,
R. CASWELL.