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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Rutledge
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 11, 1777
Volume 11, Page 496

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 11th June, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

A few days ago I received your letter respecting the provisions purchased by Colonel William Kennan. Such as are within this State I shall particularly attend to, and pursue the measures you were pleased to recommend. The Council of State have this day recommended to me the appointment of Commissioners to be ve ted with competent powers to act on the part and behalf of this State in conjunction with yr. Comrs. appointed by the State of So. Car. and Virginia, or either of them, in establishing a peace and fixing a boundary line between the Cherokees and white people; and in pursuance thereof I shall issue a Commission to proper persons, and give them instructions to attend at the Long Island on Holston the 26th inst., if practicable; this being the time and place appointed by the State of Virginia, as I have been informed by Governor Henry. This will be delivered to your Excellency by Doctr. William Savage, a Gentn. of great merit and friend to American freedom. Permit me to introduce him to your acquaintance, which I take the liberty to do, Sir, from a full conviction that he is of indubitable credit, and will entertain a proper sense of your good affairs, and evince that he is deserving of confidence. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect and esteem,

Dear Sir your most obedt humble servt.,
President Rutledge.