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Letter from Richard Caswell to Joseph Purnell
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 03, 1778
Volume 13, Page 113

GOV. CASWELL TO JOSEPH PURNELL, ESQ., A. C. G. EDENTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 3d May 1778.

Sir:

Your favor of the 28th ulto. came to hand last evening. I am really concerned to find you have no prospect of getting teams from any other quarter than the back country, where I find by the gentleman who came from the counties to the westward to attend the Assembly, very few are to be had, and those at a most extravagant rate. The Assembly adjourned early yesterday, and the members in general were gone before your letter came to my hands, so that I had it not in my power to consult any of the gentlemen who could give me information respecting the purchase of wagons and teams. I will endeavor to get a person to go out to purchase, and inform you his success so soon as it is in my power.

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