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Letter from Ptolemy Powell to Richard Caswell
Powell, Ptolemy
June 29, 1779
Volume 14, Page 133

CAPT. PTOLEMY POWELL TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax, June 29th, 1779.

Sir:

The Commissary has refused to issue Rum to our men, supposing that they, as State Troops, had not a right to a gill of Spirits a day as the Continental Troops had; but I should suppose that, as our pay is the same, and that so very small that it will not buy a dram a day, we ought to have it allowed us. I should be much obliged to you if you will let me know whether we have a right to it or not. I wrote to you some days ago concerning a Lieutenant; if you have not made choice of one, I believe here is a very worthy man that would accept the place.

I am, with great respect,
Your humble Serv't.,
PTOLEMY POWELL.