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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Council Bryan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 27, 1786
Volume 18, Page 625

GOV. CASWELL TO JOHN COUNCIL BRYAN, ESQUIRE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kinston, May 27th, 1786.

Sir:

Application hath been made to me in behalf of Mr. Christopher McConnico, of Virginia, respecting a Negro Man named Jack now in your Custody being one of those brought into this State by Mr. Wheeler, and altho' the proof hitherto is not so satisfactory as to induce an Order for the Delivery of the Negro, there is a strong presumption that this Negro is Mr. McConnico's property.

You are therefore required to detain the said Negro Jack in your Custody until you receive further instructions from me, any Order heretofore to the contrary notwithstanding.

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