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Letter from John Beasly to Richard Caswell
Beasly, John B.
December 02, 1777
Volume 11, Page 816

JOHN BEASLY TO RICH'D CASWELL.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

2nd Dec. 1777

Sir,

The distressed circumstances of Mary Lewellen, Wife of the poor unhappy John Lewellen now under the sentence of death in Edenton Gaol induces me to write your Excelly. I am so unhappy to have nothing to plead in his behalf but Mercy which as it is a darling attribute of the deity hope it will prevail, this much I can say that when he had an opportunity to escape out of Edenton Gaol he did not

I am your Excellency's most obed Humble Servt.
JOHN B. BEASLY.