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Letter from Richard Caswell to Joseph Purnell
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 06, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 120-121

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 6th May 1778.


After I wrote you the other day, I found Col. Williams had not left Town, I applied to him, and he agreed to use his best endeavours to purchase Eight wagons and send them down with the one remaining of the (Twelve) he had undertaken to purchase at the instance of the board of War. I have furnished him with Bills on the Treasury to enable him to make the purchases, and given him directions to send the wagons & Teams with drivers under the

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direction of a wagon Master, immediately to you at Edenton, and in case of your absence to Messrs Hewes & Smith, and also desired they carry corn sufficient to last the Teams 'till they cross James River.

Pray let me hear from you soon as you get any account of him.

I am Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt,