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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Espher Killbee to Richard Caswell
Killbee, Espher
September 04, 1777
Volume 11, Page 757

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[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State]

Sept. 4th 1777

May it please yr. Excellency

I herewith take the liberty to enclose the Petition of the Newtopsail Militia, together w't a list of the Company, attested by the Clerk, by which yr. Excellency may judge of the great injustice I rec'd in having my Commission taken from me without cause and given to another. The list compared wt. the names to the Petition, will at once shew yr. Excellency the true Voice of the People: who are almost unanimously for me, & who live in expectation that yr. excellency will be pleased to restore to me my Command, or Order a new Election immediately– had I committed any misdemeanor, and been broke by the Articles of War, I should tho' disgraced have Acquiest wt. my fate– but concious of the rectitude of my conduct– I am doubly unhappy at my unjust removal–

I have the honor to be
Yr. Excellency's most Obed humble Servt.