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Letter from Henry Toomer and William Niell to Richard Caswell
Niell, William; Toomer, Henry, 1738-1799
June 20, 1787
Volume 20, Page 727

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MESSRS. HENRY TOOMER AND WM. NIELL TO GOV. CASWELL.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

Wilmington, 20th June, 1787.

Richard Caswell, Esqr.:
Sir:

Enclosed is a Copy of a Letter from William Blount, Esqr., which came to hand a few days ago, together with Seven Chests Hyson Tea belonging to this State, and also John Ramsey’s Account Sales of 3 Hogsheads Deerskins Sold on account of this State agreeable to Mr. Blount’s Instructions. I take the earliest Opportunity to inform you that I think 18s per lb. per the Chest, is the most that can be got at present for it, as several Chest of best Hyson have lately sold at that price, and from quantity imported into New York have every reason to expect that Tea will not rise. I have entered into Bond at the Collect’s Office for the dutys. Any Orders that you may send respecting this Tea, shall be strictly attended to by, Sir,

Your Most Obedt. & Humb. Servts.,
HENRY TOOMER,
WM. NIELL.