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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to Michael Hillegas
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 01, 1778
Volume 13, Page 109

[From Executive letter book.)

North Carolina, NewBern 1st May 1778.


In pursuance of the enclosed Resolve of the General Assembly of this State, I have drawn on you in favor of Capt. Reading Blount for five hundred thousand dollars which I take the liberty of requesting in the most earnest manner you will be pleased to pay him and give him all the despatch in your power. You may think it necessary to inform the Honorable the Treasury Board of this large Draft, previous to paying the same, in which case I apprehend it will also be necessary to lay before the Board the Resolve, and also the copy of an Act of Assembly of this State likewise enclosed. I am convinced the Troops to complete the Battalions from this State cannot march until the arrival of the money, therefore the sooner Capt. Blount returns the greater will be the prospect of our Troops arriving at Headquarters in time to be of service in the common cause.

I have also drawn on you this day in favor of Nicholas Long Esq. D. Q. G. of this State, for two sums amounting to twelve thousand one hundred and fifty-eight pounds five shillings and six pence, for the purposes in the draft expressed which I flatter myself will be duly answered.

I am, Sir,
Your mo. ob. servt,
Gov. N. C.