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Letter from Richard Caswell to Benjamin Hawkins
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 04, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 108-109

GOV. CASWELL TO BENJ. HAWKINS, ESQ.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

4th June, 1779.

Sir:

By the death of Col. Salter, I fear some difficulty will arise in getting the Tobacco delivered to Col. Borrets, in payment for the Cannon purchased of him by this State, if that matter is not

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immediately attended to. I therefore request you to take charge of that business, and fully empower you to act under the Resolve of the General Assembly appointing Col. Salter, in the same manner he ought to have done had he continued in life, and to do every thing relating to the public contract with Col. Borrets that, in your judgment, shall tend to the benefit and honor of the State and completion of the said contract.

I am, Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt.,
R. CASWELL.