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Letter from Charles Bondfield to Richard Caswell
Bondfield, Charles
July 31, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 550-551

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 31st July, 1777.


The Bearer hereof, Mr. Quintin Millen not being here at the meeting of the last Court held for this County, he has since been cited and brought before me. I being well acquainted with Mr. Millen, and fully convinced of his intentions not to act in any manner contrary to the laws of this country, I took no bail for his appearance at the next Court. He intends leaving the country, and waits on your Excellency for a certificate for that purpose. Should his not having given bail be any hinderance to his obtaining one, he can at any time give bail. The 16th June last I wrote your Excellency, informing you of my intention not to qualify to

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the Commissioner of Oyer & Terminer for this District. Fearing that might have miscarried, and having this safe opportunity by Mr. Millen, I thought it my duty again to inform your Excellency that I can not be prevailed upon to qualify to the Commissioner of Oyer & Terminer. I hope by my giving such early information of my intention, some capable person may be prevailed upon to accept the Commission.

I am Your Excellency's most obed't. Serv't.,
His Excellency Richard Caswell.