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Letter from Thomas Ogden to Richard Caswell
Ogden, Thomas, d. 1787
February 23, 1780
Volume 15, Pages 342-343

THOMAS OGDEN, ESQ., TO GOV. R. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 23rd February, 1780.

Sir:

By opportunity of Doctor Pasteur, I beg leave to trouble your Excellency for a Commission, for a letter of mark for the Sloop Betsey, Capt. Ishol Tinker; but as the number of guns and men are not at this time ascertained, if you could indulge us so far as to leave those two articles blank I will fill them up myself and execute the bonds agreeable thereto, which shall be lodged with

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Mr. Cogdell, or sent up to Kingston, whichever you will please to direct.

I am, Sir, with due respect,
Your Excellency's ob. humbl. Servt.,
THOMAS OGDEN.