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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Patrick Henry to Richard Caswell
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
March 03, 1777
Volume 11, Page 402

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Williamsburg March 3rd 1777.

Give me Leave Sir, to assure you of my most cordial congratulations on your appointment to the Government of the state of North Carolina. That Country cannot but soon derive happy effects from your elevation to the dignity a grateful society have been pleased to confer upon you. Commissioners are appointed by the Executive of Virginia, to treat with the Cherokee Indians for the final Ratification of the peace, made with some of their Chief by Col. Christian last fall. I am not able as yet to inform you of the time and place, of the Treaty, but beg leave to refer to the Commissioners who are instructed to give you intimation of both, in order that Commissioners from your state may cooperate if it is thought proper.

With sentiments of high esteem and regard I have the Honor to be your Excellency's mo. ob. & very obliged