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Letter from Francis Child to Richard Caswell
Child, Francis, d. 1792
July 11, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 736-737

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Comptroller’s Office, Kinston,
July 11th, 1787.


I beg leave to inform your Excellency that agreeable to a Resolve of the last General Assembly I intend to move my Office up to Hillsborough some time before the next fall, and shall set off for that place next week in order to accommodate myself with an Office & to engage waggons for the purpose of Conveying the papers from this to that place. When the General Assembly passed the Resolve it was just on their breaking up, and in the hurry of Business.

I suppose they forgot to say I should be furnished with the means of removing the Office, tho’ they all (that I have spoken to) say that ’twas meant that I should. And as it will take 5 or 6 wagons to remove the papers I am to request the favour of your Excellency to grant me a warrant on the Treasury for such a sum as you will think will be necessary to pay the Expence of Transporting the papers from Kinston to Hillsborough, & any sum that I may receive for this

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purpose I will faithfully account for with the next General Assembly.

I am, with much respect, your Excellency’s
Most Obedt. Humble Servt.,