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Letter from Richard Caswell to Hardy Bryan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 22, 1779
Volume 14, Page 92

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GOVERNOR CASWELL TO HARDY BRYAN, ESQR., COMR., NEW BERN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 22d May, 1779.

Sir:

The provisions belonging to the public (under your directions) at New Bern are considered as insecure from the ravages of the enemy; you are therefore required to remove the same and lodge different quantities of them at such places up the Rivers Neuse and Trent, where the rivers are narrow, & where there is a probability of the provisions being secure. This you are to cause to be done without delay.

I am, Sir,
Your most obedient Servant,
R. CASWELL.