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Letter from Francis Brice to Richard Caswell
Brice, Francis
August 21, 1777
Volume 11, Page 582

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, August 21st, 1777.


Two days ago I had the pleasure of opening Your Excellency's letter addressed to Mr. Craike, respecting the military stores to be removed from hence. I have not been able to send as much powder as to reduce the remaining quantity to one ton, owing to the impossibility of getting covering for the carts that came without, there being none in the store, nor even in all the town that would turn rain,—and one of the waggons being so indifferent as not to carry more than one thousand instead of two,—I delivered Capt. Stevenson nineteen barrels of Gun, 4975 lb. gr. 502 lb. Tr. ten pieces of lead w'g 2951 lb. and 1 ream of cartridge paper for the magasine at Kingston, also a few trifles for the tenth Battalion, for all which I have taken Capt. Stevenson's receipt.

I am with great respect Your Excellency's most obt. serv't