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Letter from William Savage to Richard Caswell
Savage, William
November 16, 1778
Volume 13, Page 287

[From Executive Letter Book.]

NewBern, 16th Novr. 1778.


Capt. Ferres is not in Town. Mr. Craike purchased all the Blankets, except a few, which were before engaged, before I left Beaufort. They were shipped together with those purchased by Capt. Ferres from Capt. Margotte, to come round here, and I expect them now every day. I should be glad to know whether your Excellency would want any of the coarse cloths I have here. The Stockings Mr. Craike spoke about he did not positively engage. I retain them till I know your or his desire. There are many articles here that I think would suit the army. I should also be glad to know whether you would want the salt, the quantity I mean that you spoke to me about. I hope it will now be convenient Sir, to settle my former accounts. I shall send up for this purpose this week, and shall at the same time send the accounts of the Blankets.

I recd a letter from Mr. Richard Lee of Virginia, dated 7th November, WmsBurg, which says, “General Lincoln is here, on his way to Carolina, to command there. Genl Howe ordered to join Genl Washington. Accounts that Jamaica, Nevis, St. Kitts and Monserrat are taken.” I am with greatest respect,

Your Excellency's mo. ob. huml. servt.