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Letter from James Iredell to Richard Caswell
Iredell, James, 1751-1799
July 17, 1779
Volume 14, Page 163

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ATT'Y GEN. JAS. IREDELL TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, July 17th, 1779.

Sir:

I have had the honor to receive a Commission from your Excellency appointing me Attorney Genl. for this State, and desire to express my best thanks for the kindness and confidence which induced it. I shall endeavor to apply myself to the discharge of the duties of that office with an assiduity and attention equal to its importance, and, whether in that capacity or any other, shall ever feel the warmest and most affectionate zeal for the welfare and prosperity of a Country to which I am attached by the strongest possible ties—those of public duty, private felicity and gratitude—excited by the most honorable and animating obligations, the repeated expressions of a virtuous people's confidence. A large share of this gratitude is due to you, Sir, for the uniform kindness you have been pleased to shew me, and particularly for this last mark of it, of which I am extremely sensible, and I take the liberty to request your Excellency that you will be so obliging as to make my acknowledgments in the most respectful manner to the Gentlemen of the Council for the concern they had in it.

I am, with great respect, Sir,
Your Excellency's mo. humbl. and mo. ob. Serv't,
JAS. IREDELL.