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Letter from Nicholas Long to Richard Caswell
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
April 13, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 398-399

COLO NICHOLAS LONG TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Halifax 13th April 1778.

Sir:

Yesterday I received a Letter from Colo. Finnie the copy here inclosed for your persual. Shall dispatch four waggons to Newbern this day. They were intended for So. Quay but as matters are so circumstanced, they must take the Lead and proceed to Williamsburg

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and when delivered Col. Finnie may order them to the place they were intended for. If occasion if not to return to this state again of which shall inform him of immediately.

There is some lead here as to the Quantity I refer you to Mr. Craike. Should there be a load it might be sent of, and replaced hereafter if occasion; If this be agreeable please write me by the return of the express.

And at the same time you'll please to let me know if my waggons are wanting for the transporting the cloth &c for the soldiers; believe it may be in my power to furnish three or four for that purpose. Shall be at Newbern very shortly when I shall have the Honour to wait on you and am Sir

Your most Obedt. Servt
NICAOLAS LONG D. Q. M. G.