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Letter from Aaron Lambert to Richard Caswell
Lambert, Aaron
September 24, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 777-778

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Murrelshell Sept. 24th 1777

To the honorable govenor Richard Caswell of the state of north Carolina

May it Please your excellency & the Counsel to consider that Canon balls is very much wanting in this state & there is noe one but myself that cares to Proceed on work at that branch but my self & our Commission from the northward is in a grate measure Cut of that we Can git noe supply from them at all the grand Continantel Congress desired that all those Employed in Casting Canon shot & Employments of Iron should be discharged from Any service in the Melisha & if your Exelancy with your Counsel thinks Proper that I with my Privates should be Cleard from serving in

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your melisha well if to the Presence your will shall be my Pleasure but Remember I have A Large Quantity of shot to Cast for ye former yet & other Private Merchants of this State which I cannot done without help of which I beg my Privates to be Releast from the second draft I myself from the forth & your Excellency with your Counsel may depend I will two the outer most of my end every to serve this state with as many shot as in my Power Lies & if Any home Enemies should oppose sur I am your most obedient & humble servant & yours to serve