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Letter from Joseph Purnell to Richard Caswell
Purnell, Joseph
March 30, 1778
Volume 13, Page 78

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 30th March 1778.


I have the honor to inform your Excellency that on Saturday last Eleven wagons arrived here from Col. Williams conducted by a Mr. Frederick Dubow. I have received no advice from Col. Williams respecting them, upon what terms he has engaged the wagoners, the Conductor or what money he has supplied him with towards bearing his expenses. I expect to get them all despatched to-morrow. I cannot procure a Guard here at any rate. As I understand the wagoners are all enlisted Troops, if any arms and ammunition were to be had here, I would endeavor to obtain as many as would arm them. I intend staying here myself until I hear from Col. Williams in answer to your Excellency's letter, respecting the additional number of wagons, and if there is a probility of their coming in any reasonable time, will wait to receive them.

I am with great respect,
Your Excellency's Humble servant,