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Letter from Richard Caswell to Robert Rowan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 04, 1786
Volume 18, Page 603

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GOV. CASWELL TO ROBERT ROWAN, ESQR.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, May 4th, 1786.

Dear Sir:

Your Letter of the 20th Ulto. I received this day, and am glad you are likely to complete your purchase of Tobacco for the public, it certainly will be most prudent to get it down as soon as practicable to Wilmington, lest the want of water in the dry season should prevent it.

I received returns from Mr. Whitaker and Mr. Haywood, some time past, and wrote to the Board of Treasury acquainting them of the qualities which would be ready for shipping from Edenton and Washington, at the same time informed them the quantity directed to be purchased at Fayetteville, and that I was induced to believe that would shortly be ready for shipping from Wilmington, and required their directions as to the port of shipment, and the mode of lodging the net proceeds. Their answer I daily expect. On its arrival I will communicate the same to you. If it falls to me to direct the shipment, or do anything further respecting the consignments from Wilmington and I can serve you in it, you may rely on my doing so.

With sincere respect and esteem,
I am, Dr. Sir, your mo. ob. Servt.
R. CASWELL.