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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Whitaker
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 30, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 687-688

GOV. CASWELL TO JOHN WHITAKER, ESQ
(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, April 30th, 1787.

Dear Sir:

Mr. Robert Stewart, Agent for the Gentln. who purchased the public Tobacco, arrived last Friday at Washington where he will be this week Lading a Brig, he is daily looking for Vessels to take off the whole and will apply to you on the arrival of any of his Vessels at Edenton.

I wish if you have any difficulties in the way you would be pleased to advise me, and request you will be pleased to Correspond with Mr.

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Stewart and let him know what no. of Hogsheads of Tobacco you have ready re-inspected, from time to time, and in short give every possible dispatch to this business in your power.

Please to obtain triplicate receipts for the Tobacco as it is from Time to time delivered, one of which to remain here for the Voucher of the State and the other two to be transmitted to the Board of Treasury and our Delegates. Mr. Stewart to whom I have spoken on this subject, has no objection & as you get the receipts pray forward to me.

I am Dr. Sir, your most obedt. Servant,
R. CASWELL.