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Letter from Joseph Green to Richard Caswell
Green, Joseph
February 22, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 51-52

[From Executive Letter Book.

Surry County 22 Febry 1778.


I reached Williamsburg two days ago, and am now returning to Suffolk and South Quay, to despatch your provisions from thence to Williamsburg, and there wait until your needful comes from C.

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G. at Congress, which has been sent for 3 weeks yesterday, and expected every day, when it is to be immediately forwarded to me at So. Quay with proper instructions.

The mode of putting provision up here is half bushel salt to ye barrel and then brine, with strong pickle. Your Excellency will excuse this short letter as I accidently met with the post, whom I could not detain any longer, and am your humble Servt.


P. S. Should you have an opportunity to let Mrs. Green know the reason of my stay, shall be glad, as she might be uneasy.