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Letter from Cosimo de Medici to Richard Caswell
Medici, Cosimo de, fl. 1767-1789
May 31, 1777
Volume 11, Page 480

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax, May 31th, 1777.


In consequence of an order from Gen'l. Nash left with Col. Long for Captain Dickison to proceed to the northward with all the prisoners that is at this place: which order was in consequence of a resolution of the last Congress which sat at Halifax, wherein they ordered that the Governor should furnish Capt. Dickison with a letter of credence, also a list of the prisoners, which list your Excellency will find inclosed,—and as the said Dickison hath since resigned his commission, I am ordered to take command of them and proceed to Philadelphia, there to deliver them to the Congress—nothing detains me but your orders.— We have nothing new from the north, the last papers have not as yet come to hand.

I have, Sir, the honor of subscribing myself
Your most obedient servant.