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Letter from Robert Rowan to Richard Caswell
Rowan, Robert
March 15, 1787
Volume 20, Page 638

ROBERT ROWAN, ESQR., LATE COMMISSIONER FOR PURCHASING TOBACCO TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

Fayetteville, March 15th, 1787.

Sir:

I had the honor of your Excellency’s Letter Yesterday by Capt. Farragut and was extremely glad to hear of your being in health. Since the rising of the Assembly I have not been able to procure freight for one single hogshead of Tobacco, the boats being always filled with the Merchants produce who also had it in their power to load them up; but as the hurry of their Business is now Chiefly over, expect soon to prevail on the Shippers to take it down. I shall attend to your Excellency’s directions Respecting the Re-inspection & other Matters and have a proper account of it transmitted as soon as it possibly can be done.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
With the most perfect Esteem & respect,
Your Excellency’s very Obedient Servant,
ROBERT ROWAN.