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Letter from Charles Biddle to Richard Caswell
Biddle, Charles, 1745-1821
April 16, 1779
Volume 14, Page 70

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CAPT. CHAS. BIDDLE TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Beaufort, April 16th, 1779.

Sir:

I wrote a few days ago to Mr. Singleton to procure me a commission for the Sloop Eclipse, of 14 guns and 70 men, commanded by myself, which he promised to send down. If Mr. Singleton should not have done it, should esteem it a particular favor if your Excellency would send me down by Legare. I have a cask of wine and some olives for your Excellency, which shall be sent whenever you please to order them. Mr. Owen sails to-morrow with the Flagg.

I am, with the greatest respect,
Your Excellency's Mo. ob. Servt.,
CHAS. BIDDLE.
Gov. Caswell.

P. S. The owners of the sloop are Mr. W. Hodge, of Philadelphia, and myself.