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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 06, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 564-565

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dobbs, 6th August, 1777.

Dr. Sir:—

I have this day received 300,000 Continental dollars from the Treasury for the use of this State, and as it absolutely necessary that the Troops should be sent without further delay to the No'ward, and being paid off they can have no excuse to hinder their march, therefore in order to enable you to furnish the necessary sums, I am to request you will be pleased to come immediately to my house in this County, where the money is lodged, to receive your proportion. I have this moment wrote to the Northern Treasurer, who I imagine will be able to meet you here by this day week. From Cumberland I learn the people have been at Cross Creek to endeavour to get salt; I have not heard of their proceeding lower down the country. You will be pleased however to take the

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necessary steps to secure the magasine at Cape Fear in your absence, as by the time you arrive here I presume the Council will determine on their advice to me respecting the magasine &c. As I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you in a few days, I shall defer saying any thing further at present, than that

I am with great respect & regard, Dr. Sir, Yours &c.,