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Letter from John O'Conner to Richard Caswell
O'Conner, John
January 1778
Volume 13, Page 19

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton Jany 1778.


Messrs Savage & Westmore showed me a letter from your Excellency. I have to inform your Excellency, that seeing the Invoice of the Goods purchased by Mr. Westmore in New Bern in order to serve those concerned with me in adventure of Goods to be purchased here by me, and forwarded to Pennsylvania immediately. I purchased these Goods from them together with another pr ct. here allowing them fifty per cent profit upon the Invoice purchased at New Bern, part of which purchases I paid immediately in cash and am to furnish them with Bills upon my friends in Pennsylvania for the balance of their account, as the intention of this adventure is to serve as well the army as other people, who are in great want of these necessaries together with the injury we shall sustain thro the want of goods. I hope your Excellency will excuse my not making a tender of them, as I am but one of the concerned, the others are field officers now at Camp.

I am with greatest respect, Sir, your most ob. huml. servt.