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Letter from Richard Caswell to James Davis
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 07, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 319-320

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 7th Dec. 1778.


Enclosed you have a copy of a Resolution of Congress of the 16th day of October last, which you are requested to publish. A few days ago arrived in Cape Fear the sloop George, commanded by Mr. Caney who under the sanction of a Flag brought in sundry packets addressed to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or President, of the State for the time being, The President of the Council for the time being, The Speaker of the Assembly for the time being, The Chief Justices and Judges of the Courts of Justice, The officer commanding in chief the Provincial Forces, and the Ministers of the Gospel in the said State in each of which were inclosed sundry copies of the Manifesto (both

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in English and Dutch) issued by the British at New York the 3d of October last, one of which copies I send you to be published. You may also inform the public that Mr. Caney and the crew of the George are agreeably to the recommendation of Congress contained in the Resolution of Congress hereby required to be published, ordered to be sent under a proper Guard to the public Gaol at Halifax, there to be kept in close custody until the further order of the Legislature or Executive powers of the State.

I am Sir, your humble Servant,