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Letter from John Williams to Richard Caswell
Williams, John
July 10, 1778
Volume 13, Page 192

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COL. JOHN WILLIAMS OF THE 9TH REGT. TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Caswell County 10th July 1778.

Sir:

This is the third time I have wrote respecting the wagons your Excellency empowered me to purchase for the public, whether my letters or the answers miscarried I know not. I have never received any, therefore was under the necessity of employing Mr. Dubow to wait for you with this and return to me with an answer. I have been all over Orange, Guilford and this County, and find that good wagons and teams are not to be purchased for less than fifteen hundred dollars, and have engaged at that price, provided your Excellency thinks proper for me to give that sum, which bargains are to be void unless approved of by you.

I have directed Dubow to keep an exact memorandum of his travelling expenses in going down and lay it before you, and as I have not agreed with him on any certain sum, for going express your Excellency will please to pay him the usual price, which I am not acquainted with is the reason I trouble you with it.

I am Sir, Your Excellency's mo. ob. servt.
JOHN WILLIAMS.