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Letter from Richard Caswell to Robert Fenner
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 17, 1786
Volume 18, Page 691

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GOV. CASWELL TO MAJ. ROBERT FENNER.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, July 17th, 1786.

Sir:

I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of an order of Council respecting the final settlement of Certificates of the Officers and Soldiers of our late Continental line, and lest you should pay no greater respect to that than you was pleased to shew to the Resolve of the General Assembly presented you by the Public Treasurer, I also enclose you a Copy of a Resolve of the United States in Congress assembled, of the 3rd Nov., 1783, by which I find such Certificates are to be deposited as the Supreme Executive shall direct.

Under these circumstances, to remove the complaints if possible, and to fulfil as near as may be the intentions of the Assembly, as well as the Council of State, as the Supreme Executive Officer of the State I request you will be pleased to deposit in the hands of Memucan Hunt, Esqr., Public Treasurer, all such Certificates for arrears of pay due to the Officers and Soldiers of the late Continental line of this State, (for the benefit of the Individuals to whom they belong) which at this time remain in your hands, whose receipt shall indemnify you for so doing.

I have the honor to be,
With sentiments of respect and esteem, Sir,
Your most obedient Servant,
R. CASWELL.