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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Green, Thomas Gray, and Robert Bignall
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 08, 1778
Volume 13, Page 322

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GOV. CASWELL TO MR. JOHN GREEN, MR. THOMAS GRAY AND MR. R. BIGNALL.

Kingston 8th Dec. 1778.

Sir:

This covers an appointment to you to purchase provisions for the public, and also a Bond which you will be pleased to get executed and remit me when convenient. On application to me you will be furnished with what money may be necessary to carry on this business. You are to observe the following instructions, you are to buy only good Pork, that is such as is large and fat; those Hogs which weigh from 80 to 100 lb each you are to pay 18 per ct; from 100 lb to 128 lb £9 and all above 128 lb £10 per cwt. the meat to be well cured, put into good tight Barrels with half a Bushel of coarse salt and well pickled, tho' the pickle need not be put to it till the Spring. If any thing further occurs on the subject I will inform you. I am dear Sir.

Your mo. ob. Servt.
R. CASWELL.