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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Finnie
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 01, 1778
Volume 13, Page 59

GOV. CASWELL TO WILLIAM FINRICE ESQ., D. Q. M. G. S. D.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

No. Carolina Newington 1st March 1778.

Sir:

Your letter of the 19th last month I have just received, and shall give immediate directions to Col. Long D. Quarter Master General in this State to purchase six or seven wagons and teams to be sent to South quay. At present we have not a single wagon that is not employed. We have been happy to procure some clothing and other articles for the use of the Army, with which all the public wagons are gone on to the Northward. But I flatter myself the number above mentioned may be purchased in the western part of the State, and will prove sufficient for the present exigency and until you can supply what may be deficient.

I shall desire Col. Long to give you the earliest information of his purchases in this particular and of the time the wagons arrive at South quay.

I am Sir, your mo. ob. Servt.
R. CASWELL.