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Letter from Richard Caswell to Joseph Purnell
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 18, 1778
Volume 13, Page 93

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GOV. CASWELL TO JOS. PURNELL ESQ. A. C. G.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 18th April 1778.

Sir:

Your letters of 30th and 8th current I have received, and as Col. Williams was daily expected here to attend the Assembly, I delayed answering them until his arrival which happened since last post. Col. Williams says he did not receive my letter sent whilst you was here, so that your credulity was imposed on by the person by whom it was sent. Consequently no more wagons were purchased by Col. Williams, who says he purchased the 12 directed by Congress, but that the team of one of them was so weak as induced him to return the wagon, since which he has not had an opportunity of buying another. I showed him the paragraph in your letter from the Board of War, and make no doubt it will be an inducement to him to give the necessary information.

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