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Letter from Richard Caswell to Allen Jones
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
January 11, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 5-6

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Newbern, 11th January, 1778.


Enclosed you have copy of Resolutions of the General Assembly respecting the removal of the Military stores, and establishing Guards at Halifax and Kingston.

My view in sending you these Resolves, are to give you the trouble of looking out for a proper person to be appointed the officer at Halifax, and also the person who will contract to furnish the guard there with provisions which I request the favor of you to do, so soon as you can conveniently, and signify the names of the persons to me, the former of which I shall immediately thereupon commission, and the latter I will furnish with a warrant on the Treasury for any reasonable sum you may advise to enable him to perform such contract as you may make with him.

I consider this business more properly to be executed by you as commanding officer of the District, than any other gentleman in your neighborhood, if you consider it in that light I know you

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will cheerfully perform it, and if any other you will excuse the trouble I give you, and believe me to be with great respect,

Sir, your most ob. servt.