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Letter from Savage & Westmore to Richard Caswell
Savage & Westmore
January 30, 1778
Volume 13, Page 18

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 30th January 1778.


We have received your Excellency's favor of the 27th Current, and the contents are duly noted.

We are sorry it is not in our power to comply with your desire, having before the receipt of your favor, sold all the Goods purchased by J. Westmore in Newbern to Mr. John O'Conner, who is now here, on account of himself, Col. O'Conner and two other Gentlemen, by the name of Herbert to the Northward, at fifty per cent profit, on what these Goods cost us, they paying us in cash, and allowing us the freight of the goods found here. They have further purchased from us a more considerable quantity of goods here, all of which are to be sent towards Head Quarters, on their private accounts. But for your Excellency's farther satisfaction we refer you to Mr. O'Conner's letter who writes by this express.

We remain, with the greatest respect your Excellency's most ob. huml. Servts.