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Letter from Richard Caswell to Edward Starkey
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 26, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 536-537

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dobbs, 26th July, 1777.

Dr. Sir:—

I am to request in the most earnest manner you will attend the Council at Kingston the 4th of August next. Matters of the utmost

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consequence to the State will be then laid before the Board. I am really concerned when I inform you that a sufficient No. of your Brethren had actually promised me to attend there the 8th current, when Col. Haywood and Col. Bonner only attended, waited three days, and then returned to their homes. If it were possible now I should endeavour to convene the Board sooner, but the distance those gentlemen live apart prevents my attempting it.

I am, Dr. Sir, with esteem & regard
Your ob't. Serv't.,
To Edward Starkey Esq.