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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ancrum, William Wilkinson, and Jonathan Dunbibin
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 07, 1778
Volume 13, Page 64

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GOV. CASWELL TO JOHN ANCRUM, WM. WILKINSON & JONA DUNBIBIN ESQRS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 7th March 1778.

Gentlemen:

Your letter of the 24th Ulto, I received but a few days ago, and immediately summoned the Counsel and laid your letter, with Genl Ashe's before the Board, who came to a resolution, of which I enclose you a copy and also wrote Genl. Ashe, and enclosed him a copy of the Resolve. The Despatches which Major McCleod sends to Mrs. McCleod and Mrs. McDonald must be perused by you in the absence of General Ashe and give me leave to recommend your observance of any matter properly within your department relative to the execution of this resolve, and give every necessary assistance to the Military in order to effect the same.

I thank you for the trouble you have taken in obtaining Depositions, and the informations which you have given me in this matter, and are confident your vigilance will prevent any bad effects accruing to the Country from McCleod's landing at Brunswick.

I am with great respect Gentlemen your mo. ob. servt.
R. CASWELL.