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Letter from John Penn, Thomas Burke, and Allen Jones to Richard Caswell
Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788; Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783; Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
January 22, 1780
Volume 15, Page 325

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HON. JOHN PENN AND OTHERS TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, January 22, 1780.

Sir:

After closing our letter of yesterday we rec'd information that Mr. Carter Braxton, of Virginia, has for sale a great number of Stands of excellent Arms, two thousand some time ago on hand, and more daily expected. We deem it right to give you this information, and we beg leave to offer our advice that you cause them to be purchased on the account of the State, if there shall appear any danger of an actual Invasion of our Country. We know you will excuse our Solicitude when affairs are so serious and important.

We have the honor to be,
With the highest esteem,
Your Excellency's ob. Servs.
JOHN PENN.
THOS. BURKE.
ALLEN JONES.