Letter from Richard Caswell to John Bryan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
Volume 18, Pages 571-572
GOV. CASWELL TO JOHN C. BRYAN, ESQ., SHERIFF OF CRAVEN COUNTY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Kingston, March 12th, 1786.
I have received satisfactory Proof that the Negro called Jacob (one of those by you advertised in the Gazette) who says he belongs to Mr. Latham Thurston, of Newport, is undoubtedly the property of that Gentleman.
You will therefore be pleased to deliver the said Negro Jacob to Mr. Samuel J. Thurston on his paying you the Charges incident to the Commitment of the said Negro and giving you an indemification against Mr. Latham Thurston, his Executors, Administrators &
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Assigns for such delivery, unless he produces an authenticated power from Mr. L. Thurston, if he does there will be no necessity for the indemnification, but the power should be lodged with you or recorded in the Clerk's office at New Bern.
I am Sir, your most Obedt. Servt.,