Letter from John Ashe to Richard Caswell
Ashe, John, 1725-1781
Volume 14, Pages 207-208
GEN. JOHN ASHE TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
September 16th, 1779.
The warrant your Excellency was pleased to draw on the Treasury on the 18th Inst. last, in favor of Col. Le de Keisers, is
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lodged in my office; one thousand pounds only is paid, as I had not cash sufficient to discharge it, and as he is now ordered to Georgia he wants the balance to take with him. I have therefore taken the liberty to give him an order on you, as he informs me you have rec'd from Congress a large sum within these few days.
I should esteem it as a very singular favor if you would order me a Copy of the account you were so obliging to transact for me whilst at the South, as I want much to know the dates in making out my public account.
I am, Dr. Sir, with sentiments of regard and esteem,
Your Excellency's Mo. ob. Serv't,