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Letter from Bazell Smith to Richard Caswell
Smith, Bazell
February 29, 1780
Volume 15, Page 345

BAZELL SMITH, ESQ., TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, Feby. 29th, 1780.

To his Excellency Gov. Caswell, Esqr.

I have been honored with your Commission as Lieut. Col. of the Craven Militia for some time; it is not convenient for me to continue. Wishing to be otherwise disposed than a Military turn, beg leave to resign, with which intent enclosed is my commission.

From, Sir, your faithful ob. humbl. Servt.,
BAZELL SMITH.