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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from David Barron to Richard Caswell
Barron, David
July 28, 1777
Volume 11, Page 543

[From the Executive Letter Book.]

Newbern, July 28th, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

Your favour by Mr. McClewean I rec'd about one hour ago. I have despatched Lieut Shedrick Fulcher with a party of men after Brimage, with orders not to return without him, provided he has not left the State, if so to make strict inquiry in what vessel he took his passage. I have taken a warrant from Mr. Davis which will answer the desired effect in this district. This is a piece of business which I had some reason to believe was put into execution by the Justices of this place some days ago, but on inquiry I find was neglected. I mentioned Mr. Brimage's situation to Telfair, he assured me he should not have a passage in the Brig by no means whatever, except a passport from you.

I am, Dear Sir, your mo. ob't. serv't.,
His Excell'y Gov. Caswell.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This letter is almost certainly from David Barron, a merchant in New Bern.