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Letter from Samuel Ashe to Richard Caswell
Ashe, Samuel, 1725-1813
March 03, 1777
Volume 11, Page 403

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

March 3rd 1777.


Mr. Swann and myself have so far executed the commission you were pleased to honor us with, as to hold the court on the 21st ulto. at Wilmington: but as the acting longer under it may interfere prejudicially with my intentions of obtaining a seat in the next Assembly give me leave, Sir, for that reason only to resign and decline acting further under it. Mr. Swann I believe, possesses intentions similar to these, but as he is not present, I do not enclose the commission, but hope this resignation will be sufficient.

Neither the Clerk of the Congress, nor the justices of any of the Counties in this District transmitted to us any depositions or recognisances of any persons relative either to the murther of Richarson or to Richarson the bro's killing one of the supposed murtherers, or to the counterfeiters of money &c—so that we could not proceed against any of them. We had very little of other business before us.—I have directed the Clerk to make up the Record and forward it us.

I am Your Excellency's most obed't and very hbl. serv't. &c.
His Excellency, Richard Caswell, Esq.