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Letter from John Hamilton to Richard Caswell
Hamilton, John, d. 1817
October 17, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 656-657

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, October 17th 1777.


I had the pleasure to receive yours, enclosing the Testimonials and Certificates, this morning. My brother and myself return your Excellency our sincere thanks for the favor granted, and flatter ourselves we shall be gone by the time limited by Law expires. By the Bearer have sent more Certificates, in order to procure your Excellencies Passport and beg you may despatch the Bearer as soon as convenient. Seeing some letter &c in the Post office, directed to your Excellency, have taken the liberty to send Bearer,

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also one from Cape Fear. Wishing you every felicity, I remain with the utmost esteem

Your Excellency's most obdt Hum. Servt.,

B. Messrs Telfair Miller & Co. were taken by the Genl Howe letter of Marque and carried to New York the 14th August. No other news.