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Letter from Theodorick Bland to Richard Caswell
Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790
March 31, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 78-79

LIEUT. THEODORE. BLAND TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Sir:

The enclosed letters were delivered into my hands by Col. Baylor of the light Horse, who received them from the Honble the President of Congress and was by him desired to forward them by express, to which end I have for several days, used my utmost endeavours to employ one. I have at length agreed with the bearer Conway to convey them to your Excellency. He is to receive fifty dollars Continental currency for so doing, which as I have no public money in my hands for that purpose I hope your Excellency will be pleased to order him. He is to return a certificate

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of his having delivered them, on which be pleased to make him sign a receipt, for his wages. I have otherwise rendered my own private purse liable to him for that sum.

I am with respect,
Your Excellency's most obedt huml servt,
THEODORE BLAND
Lieut. 1st Regr of Light Dragoons.

March 31st 1778. Petersburg.