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Letter from Jacob Blount to Richard Caswell
Blount, Jacob, 1726-1789
July 06, 1777
Volume 11, Page 513

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Contentney, July 6th, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

You will receive a letter by the bearer George from my son John who came from Col. Salter's last evening informing you of a most bloody plan supposed to be laid by some of the enemies of America:—as to particulars I refer you to his letter. It doth not remain a doubt with me but that there is some persons of note concerned in this horrid plan. If that should be the case, they will certainly make an attempt on our public magazine the first thing if it is not well guarded. I hope, Sr., you will take care of yourself. I should have done myself the honor to have waited on you myself, but my family being all down with the flux, I could not by any means leave them. Mr. James Harvey lies extremely ill with it. I dispair of his ever recovering. Mrs. Blount, Mrs. Harvey, and Ned Baker is extremely ill with it now. Upwards of twenty of my negroes hath had it. from, Sir,

Your most ob't Serv't.,
His Excellency Richard Caswell