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Letter from John Baptist Ashe to Richard Caswell
Ashe, John Baptista, 1748-1802
January 24, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 327-328

LIEUT. COL. J. B. ASHE TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Hanover County, January 24th, 1780.

Sir:

Mr. Boyd and myself having contracted for a parcel of Shoes and Coat Buttons for the Soldiers, upon Condition your Excellency

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approves thereof, (which articles they are much in want of,) the Bearer waits on you for an order on the sheriff of this County for money to enable us to comply with the Contract. Mr. Boyd has acquainted your Excellency with their amount. If, Sir, our Conduct meets with your approbation, you will please to despatch the boy with the necessary draft. Not a syllable of News here.

I am your Excellency's Mo. ob. Servt.,
J. B. ASHE.