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Letter from Thomas Clarke to Richard Caswell
Clarke, Thomas
September 23, 1777
Volume 11, Page 776

MR. THO. CLARKE TO HIS EXCELLENCY RICHARD CASWELL ESQR.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Bertie County 22nd Sept. 1777

Sir,

Inclosed are three Certificates from this County Court ordering Thomas Bog, Richard Jones and myself to Depart this State I therefore send the Bearer hereof George Chaplain to wait on your Excellency for a Pastport for Thomas Bog, Rich'd Jones & myself to go out in the Sloop Free Mason thirty Tons Burthen Thomas Bog Master which I hope your Excellency will Grant. The Vessel's Cargo Consist of Twenty Hogsheads Tobacco, Forty Barrels Flaxseed, Three thousand Staves & one Cask Beeswax.

I am Sir,
Your Excellency's most obed Hum. Servt.
THOS. CLARKE.