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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Robert Smith to Richard Caswell
Smith, Robert
August 13, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 570-571

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 13th August, 1777.


The politeness of your last address I ought more fully now to acknowledge, had I time to do it; but as I did not before this moment know of the Brigadier's setting out. I have not time to

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mention any more than that I extremely distressed about the King Taminy. By heaven, I do not know what to do. Were she mine I would have burnt her long ago, rather than had the complaints on me she has occasioned,—For God's sake believe me.

Gen'l. Skinner will inform you of the situation of Dauge. I have done, and shall do all in my power to further his march. Your Excellency will likewise be informed of Legate's being now secure in our gaol, &c., &c., I have the honor to be

Your Excellency's most obed. Serv't,