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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Page
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 12, 1778
Volume 13, Page 39

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Newington No. Carolina 12th Fubry 1778.


I had the honor of receiving your letter of the 5th Instant this day with a letter from Congress, enclosing resolutions of Congress repecting establishing a communication to transport provisions from this State to Elk Ridge landing, in the State of Maryland, Copies of which no doubt have been transmitted from Congress to your State. I shall on a conviction of your being furnished with them neglect sending Copies from hence and use my best endeavours to execute the Resolve so far as falls within my province which I apprehend will be to provide boats and send on the provisions as fast as may be to Southquay, where the State of Virginia will I presume, furnish the number of wagons required, but if that is found impracticable, please send me as early information as you possibly can and I will endeavour to supply the deficiency. The Embargo on the exportation of provisions is laid on. And I beg leave to assure you Sir, that nothing shall be wanting in my power to carry into execution any measure, tending to the general welfare of the United States. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir, your mo. ob. Servt.