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Letter from John Whitaker to Richard Caswell
Whitaker, John
June 19, 1786
Volume 18, Page 656

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COL. WHITAKER TO GOV. CASWELL, RESPECTING TOBACCO.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax County, 19th June, 1786.

Dear Sir:

I have your favor of the 30th March together with the transcript of the Act of Assembly agreeable to my wishes, and am under the deepest Obligations for the favor done me.

I have to inform you that I have now on hand 315 hogsheads of Tobacco, weighing 354,000 net, including what I reported before. Agreeable to your request I have forwarded the Tobacco to the port of delivery and Stored 200 hogsheads in one Lockheart's warehouse, just above Edenton, where there is no other Tobacco stored but my purchases. The other 115 Hogsheads I have stored in McRyon's ware house two miles from Lockheart's. They are ware houses made use of by the Merchants of Halifax, and are as convenient for delivering the Tobacco as any on the River. Any Vessel that can come through the Swash may go to either of the ware houses. I still am anxious to get rid of my purchases by the sitting of the next General Assembly, if it is possible.

I am Dear Sir,
Your most Obt. & very Humble Servt.,
J. WHITAKER.