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Letter from Richard Caswell to Samuel Jarvis
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 21, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 173-174

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 21st July, 1779.


Your favor of the 13th current I received, also one previous to that from Newberne, with a petition from Sundry Inhabitants from Currituck. The petition was laid before the Council, the first Board held after the receipt of it, and, on mature consideration, the members were of opinion they were not at liberty to recommend to me the granting the prayer of the petitioners, it

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being a matter proper for the deliberation of the Legislature only, of which, by a line by way of Edenton, I advised you. By Capt. Russel you will be pleased to receive commissions for the field Officers of Currituck County, and nine sets for companies. I am much concerned that any impediment should have prevented the returns being made to the Gen., but I know your vigilance will be such as to remove the difficulties as soon as practicable, therefore it is unnecessary for me to urge it.

I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Yr. Ob. Serv't,