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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Jay
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 23, 1785
Volume 17, Page 486

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GOV. CASWELL TO THE HONORABLE JOHN JAY, ESQUIRE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Kinston,
23d July, 1785.

Sir:

I had the honor of receiving your Letter of the 14th ultimo announcing the birth of a Prince of France whom his most Christian Majesty had named Duke of Normandy.

As this event must excite pleasure in the minds of the Citizens of this State on account of the happiness it derives to a King and a people we are under the greatest obligations to, I have issued a Proclamation notifying the same.

I am with very great respect Sir,
Your most obed. & very humble Servt.,
R. CASWELL.