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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 18, 1779
Volume 14, Page 209

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GOV. CASWELL TO GEN. JOHN ASHE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 18th September, 1779.

Dear Sir:

Some few days past I received from the Continental Treasurer 100,000 Dollars for the public, one-sixth of which I intended lodging in each Treasurer's office; but, by the time I passed my receipt for the money, many claimants applied, and, to save trouble, I have taken up their warrants, two of which were from Mr. Craike, amounting to £67,800, which I shall reserve for you, as it will save you the trouble of coming or sending in for the money. You will be pleased to send me a receipt for the £67,800 by any safe hand, when I will send you the warrants.

I am, very respectfully, Dr. Sir,
Your Mo. ob. Serv't,
R. CASWELL.