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Letter from Richard Caswell to Henry Laurens
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 25, 1778
Volume 13, Page 135

GOV. CASWELL TO HON HENRY LAURENS PRESDT. CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 25th May 1778.

Sir:

I had the honor to receive your favors of the fifth and eighth Instant, last evening with their enclosures.

The wisdom of France is conspicuous in the Treaty she has concluded with America. It shows her justice and magnanimity in not attempting to obtain exclusive advantages, and may prevent jealousies in other powers, in short Sir, it bespeaks those who conduct her Councils to be possessed off very different sentiments and abilities from those of Britain.

The satisfaction I feel as an Individual on this occasion I am unable to express. I have the honor to congratulate you and the Honl. Members of Congress on the glorious event of this Treaty and am with the most perfect esteem and regard Sir,

Your most obdt. very humble servant,
R. CASWELL.