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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to John Page
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 01, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 60-61

[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, Newington 1st March 1778.


Your favour of the 18th last month I have just received, and will use every means in my power to have the wagons sent on to South Quay as soon as 'tis possible to obtain them. At this juncture it cannot happen as every wagon we had belonging to the State is employed in the same necessary business of yours, carrying clothing to the Army. I shall send immediately to the Quarter Master in this State to purchase six or seven wagons and teams for this purpose, and am convinced that these will be as many as will be useful at South Quay, to the United States. However in this I may be mistaken, there may be other resources for provisions than I am acquainted with and if the number I shall be able to send

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should prove insufficient, I hope by the time others are wanted, your State will be able to supply them. I am with the greatest respect, Sir, your most obedient humble Servant.