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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Joseph Purnell to Richard Caswell
Purnell, Joseph
April 28, 1778
Volume 13, Page 105

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Edenton, 28th April 1778.


I received your Excellency's favor of the 18th Inst. and am very sorry to find that your orders to Col. Williams miscarried, as I have not the least prospect of getting Teams from any other quarter, to forward the public stores now at this place, which are much wanted to the Northward. As the Assembly are now sitting I presume the members can inform you whether Teams are to be procured, and if they are I beg leave to request of your Excellency to order the number before mentioned or as many of them as can be had as early as possible to this place. It gives me pain to be troublesome to your Excellency, but as I know not how to avoid it without neglecting my duty, I hope you will excuse me. Forage is so very scarce hereabouts that it will be necessary for the Teams to bring as much Corn with them as will carry them from here over James River. I shall be very glad to be informed when I may expect the Teams.

I am with the greatest respect,
Your Excellency's huml. Servt,