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Memorandum by William Blount concerning rum sent to Charleston, South Carolina
Blount, William, 1749-1800
March 02, 1786
Volume 18, Page 525

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HON. WM. BLOUNT TO TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

March 2nd, 1786.

Disposition of six hogsheads of rum shipped from Washington to Charleston for and on the Account and risque of the State of North Carolina, containing 737 Gallons, shipped in September last by Order of Government:

To Bryan Ward, 1 Hogshead at 1¼ dollars per Gallon at Hopewell, to be paid for in like manner as the dry goods.
To George Ogg, 1 Hogshead at the same place & terms.
1 ditto the Head bursted in Charleston.
3 ditto re-shipped to Washington and are arrived and stored with John G. and Thomas Blount.

The particular quantity that was contained in the Hogshead sold Ward and Ogg could not be ascertained at that time for the want of proper measures.

WM. BLOUNT.