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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John London to Richard Caswell
London, John, 1747-1816
May 20, 1778
Volume 13, Page 132

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, 20th May 1778.


The bad state of my health for this month past occasioned by a violent fever, which has prevailed for some time past in this Town, has exceedingly reduced me, and obliged me to solicit your Excellency to enlarge my limits that I may have the benefit of a change of air, your Excellency may rely upon my strictly conforming (as I have hitherto done) to the purport of my parole. I did myself the honor of writing to you respecting my memorial and situation, about a fortnight before the meeting of the General Assembly, but as I have not heard anything in answer, I am doubtful of my letter coming to your Excellency's hands.

I shall readily submit myself to your determination tho' I cannot help expressing my wishes to have my parole extended a dozen or 15 miles.

I beg your Excellency to pardon the trouble I give you.

I am with great respect Sir, Your most obliged and most humble servant,