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Letter from Duncan McNicol to Richard Caswell
McNicol, Duncan
May 31, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 480-481

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax, 31st May, 1777.


As we are to be removed from this State I have taken the liberty to inform your Excellency that we received at the rate of two dollars per week till the 4th of April, and at the time this express returns there will be 18 dollars due to each of us, without which it is impossible for the people of my party in particular and I fancy for the other prisoners also to clear their quarters. I have this day drawn upon the Treasurer for 216 dollars for myself and party, but if there is no money in the Treasurer's hands to answer the draught, it would be necessary for us that your Excellency would order a bill upon the Continental Treasury, should be sent to us to

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raise money, as I have no money myself to clear my party's Quarters.

I am &c.
Your Excellency's most humble servant,
Capt. R. H. E.
To His Excellency Richard Caswell Esqr.
Governor of North Carolina.