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Letter from John Conrad Zollikoffer to Richard Caswell
Zollicoffer, John Conrad
May 23, 1778
Volume 13, Page 422

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CAPT. ZILLICOFFER TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


New Bern May 23rd 1778.

Excellency:

I expected to be so happy to see you and to present you Sir my respectful Duty and to make you my acknowledgements for the favor you will have in Employen me for Captaine in Mr. Scharid's Regiment. I hope I will do my Business so well to give your Excellence all the Satisfaction you can desire from me and for that I can give to you Said Satisfaction, I would make some statements, but I can not do it, so your Excellence will Deliver to Mr. Schariel my Commission for what I want him. I believe he Colonel Schariel has Spiked to your Excellence for me in this case I hope your Excellence will Deliver to me Said Commission, or Brevet. I go to the morrow morning to Edenton for my business I have there; if I can rend to your Excellence any Services, your Excellence will Dispose of me in Every case being with the greatest Esteem

Your Excellence Most Obedient Servt
H. ZOLLICOFFER.

Your Excellence will Excuse my bad English, reiding in any time I will do it more better then I can do it now.