Letter from John Easton to Richard Caswell
Volume 13, Pages 175-176
CAPT. JOHN EASTON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Beaufort 29th June 1778.
Mr. Gibble waits on your Excellency for what money can be spared me for making out for the several payments that I am appointed to. I have received a letter from Capt. Wilson who
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informs me that he is much distressed for want of money. I am at a loss to know what sum may be necessary for him. It will take for the tender about £3170. I send by Mr. Gibble the warrant for £1000 for paying off the Independent Company, money is likewise wanting for the Fort at Lookout. The cruisers are constantly hovering about our coasts. Gutteridge with a brig. in company drove 2 vessels into a small inlet against Hunting Quarters last week. We have accounts from Charles Town of 2 Augustine Privateers being carried in there the 20th Inst. one of 12 the other 10 guns, by ship belonging to the Massachusetts State of 18 guns. I am with due respect your Excellency's obedient servant,