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Letter from Richard Caswell to James Mease
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 14, 1778
Volume 13, Page 66

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GOV. CASWELL TO THE CLOTHIER GENERAL OF THE CONTINENTAL TROOPS LANCASTER, PENN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina 14th March 1778.

Sir:

By two wagons this morning despatched, (Robert Christie and Isaac Aaron wagoners) I have sent under the direction of Col. Long Deputy Quarter Master of the Continental Troops in this State, as follows, 273 sides of Tanned Leather wt. 2743, cost 1 dollar per ℔. 57 sides curried Leather wt.—cost do. before. Dressed 56 sides only dressed for which 10 shillings per side was paid, 48 Deerskins in the hair wt. 190 ℔ cost 6 shillings pr ℔:

I have not received the weight of the curried Leather so that I am not able to furnish a regular account of the articles now sent. You are to observe a Coms of 10 per cent was allowed the purchasers for collecting and bringing in these articles. The accounts shall be sent pr first opportunity. Mr. Green from New Bern has sent some Leather and Skins on, there are several other quantities, shall be sent forward so soon as possible on account of this State. You will oblige me by remitting an account of the several articles you receive from this State on Continental account, from him, as they get to hand, I am &c.

R. CASWELL.