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Letter from Allen Jones to Richard Caswell
Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
November 15, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 283-284

GEN. ALLEN JONES TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wheeler's, Nov. 15, 1778.

Sir:

Your favor of the 7th Inst., by Mr. Amis, came safe to hand, and altho' I cannot accede altogether to your Excellen cy's reasoning acknowledge that I formed my notions too hastily, and without weighing or even thinking of the act you mention. A letter would not serve to give you all my reasons for differing

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in sentiment with you. I shall therefore reserve what I have to say on that head 'till I have the pleasure of seeing you. By your favor to me, you appear to think me finding fault with your conduct on this occasion. I really do not recollect how I expressed myself, as I wrote in a violent hurry. But I can assure you, Sir, it was far from my intention. All my quarrel was with Congress, for making this State a toll to others. But of this I shall say more when I see you. In the mean time give me leave to thank you for the Candor with which you write to me, and to tell you that I regard it as a mark of that friendship which you have, Sir, for

Your Excellency's Mo. ob. Servt.,
ALLEN JONES.