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Letter from Richard Caswell to Anthony Ward
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 05, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 313-314

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, December 5th 1778.


Enclosed you have a Copy of a Resolve of Council in pursuance of which I am to request you direct an officer and six effective men, well armed from your Regiment to receive Mr. Caney and the crew of the sloop George and them safely convey to Halifax, there to be detained in the public Gaol of that District until further orders from the Legislature or Executive Powers of the State, and in order to enable you to defray the expenses of the Guard on the road, I

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enclose you a warrant on the Treasury for £200, that warrant endorsed by you and sent here in Mr Treasurer Ashe's absence shall be discharged by me. Direct the officer you appoint on this service to grant a receipt to the Magistrates for the men he receives, and to obtain one from the Gaoler at Halifax to whom he is to deliver the Mittimus enclosed.

Give me leave to recommend to you Sir, on all future similar occasions to order your Militia to the assistance and subjection of the civil power. Without such a conduct is observed, it will be impossible for the civil Magistrates, to carry their just and legal orders for the good of the community into execution.

I am Sir, your mo. ob. Servt.