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Letter from Benjamin Booth Boote to Richard Caswell
Boote, Benjamin Booth
October 10, 1778
Volume 13, Page 486

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BEN. B. BOOTE TO HIS EXCELLENCY RICHARD CASWELL ESQR. GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Salisbury, 10th October, 1778.

Sir:

According to my promise of the 28th Ulto. I take this first opportunity of inclosing to your Excellency, office Copies of the affidavits touching the Land dispute, between William Terrel Davis and Benja. Cleveland and Samuel Bicknell. I trust your Excellency, upon perusing these papers, will incline to think, there have been such unfair practices carried on somewhere during the course of this Business—that it is expedient, a farther investigation into the truth and justice of the premises, ought to take place, before any Grants shall pass to Cleveland and Bicknell, especially as there is not any Court of Equity yet established in this State, to correct proceedings so unjust and oppressive. I am

Your Excellency's Most obedient and very hum. Servt.
B. BOTH BOOTE.