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Letter from Richard Caswell to James Shine
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 31, 1779
Volume 14, Page 201

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GOV. R. CASWELL TO CAPT. JAMES SHINE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

31st August, 1779.

Sir:

Your removing the public horses to Halifax will be attended with an unnecessary expense to the public, and, as I incline to think the Horses will sell as well here, where most of them are, [you can sell,] at Kingston, on Thursday, the 9th of September, next. In the mean time you are to give public notice thereof. If it is not convenient for you to attend the sales you may appoint some person to act for you. I have other reasons, which I don't care to mention, to induce me to give this peremptory order, founded on principle of doing justice to the public, which might not happen was I to suffer the Horses to be carried to a distant part of the Country.

I am, Sir, your Servant,
R. CASWELL.