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Letter from Richard Caswell to Thomas Craike
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 18, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 93-94

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 18th April 1778.


Your favor of the 11th Inst. I received. The Goods useful for the Army, I would advise you to purchase, if to be had upon such Terms as you think will answer. The other matters contained in your letter shall be laid before the General Assembly, indeed that respecting the proclamation has been already before them, who have advised the issuing the enclosed. An original was this day sent under seal to the Naval officer at Wilmington. A Copy enclosed Mr. Brice and lest they both miscarry you have a Copy which you are requested to make proper use of. As I expect you soon here,

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shall say no more than I think the worthy members of the present Assembly seem disposed to do every thing necessary for the army, 'tis I believe a favorable time to settle public accounts.

I am with great esteem,
Your mo. ob. servt,