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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Wright Stanly
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 27, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 624-625

GOV. CASWELL TO JOHN W. STANLEY, ESQR.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kinston, May 27th, 1786.

Sir:

Agreeable to your request signified in your Letter I had the honor to receive from you of the 25th Current. Herewith is enclosed an order to the Sheriff to detain the negro you claim for Mr. McConnico.

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The Bill of Sale should be proved as well as the Identity of the Negro previous to his being delivered and as this may be the means of delay to Mr. Wheeler, however wrong he may have acted, it is but just that his delay may be made as short as possible, you will therefore be pleased to obtain the proper proofs as soon as practicable.

I am Sir,
Your most obedient Servant,
R. CASWELL.