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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Aylett
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 01, 1778
Volume 13, Page 60

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GOV. CASWELL TO COL. WM. AYLETT D. C. G. P. S. D.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Newington 1st March 1778.

Sir:

Your letter of the 19th of last month came but now to hand.

Mr. Green your assistant Commissary has been with you, I make no doubt before this, and I hope obained a supply of cash, as without that article the purchasing here must absolutely be at an end. What I had engaged before Mr. Green left this amounted to a much larger sum than that I received, and in full expectation of being supplied, I entered into contracts, by which without cash my own credit must suffer, for every shilling of money I could lay my hands on has been applied to the purchasing clothing and other necessary articles for the Army. Let me entreat you good Sir, if the money is not sent out, on your receipt of this to send it forthwith.

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