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Letter from Richard Caswell to Hezekiah Alexander
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 15, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 617-618

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dobbs County, 15th Sept, 1777.


Your favor of the 4th inst. I rec'd and am really concerned at hearing the complaint of the people your way as well as in many other parts of the State on acc't of the Acts of the late Assembly not being published. The Assembly thought proper to remove an old servant (the printer) for neglect of duty, and appoint one who resided in Virginia, who after long delay removed to Halifax about 5 or 6 weeks ago, where he died. His place can not be supplied till the meeting of the Assembly, and to attempt getting the Laws transcribed and sent to the different Counties in manuscript, would be needless, as it could not possibly be effected before the sitting

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of the Assembly, and of course would be attended with very consiberable expence, which might not be approved by that Hon'ble Body. If it was in my power to send you a copy of those Laws, I would most cheerfully do it, but I have not been supplied myself, depending on the printer, and have really been at a loss many times how to conduct myself for want of them.

I am &c.,