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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Nicholas Long to Richard Caswell
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
June 23, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 169-170

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax June 23d 1778.


This day I ordered the wagons to take in their loads of clothing and leather &c., for the North agreeable to your desire. But on the arrival of Capt. Blount here this day from thence, who says there is an order of Congress for stopping the troops &c., I thought fit as matters are so circumstanced, to detain them 'till further order from you.

I have five or six wagons and teams in good order, and can be despatched at a moment's warning. If you find there is no occasion for them to go to the northward with the clothing, or that you'll have occasion for any of them you'll please give me such instructions as are necessary.

I purpose if they are employed in this State to send them to S. Quay.

I have been informed of a quantity of tent cloth and lead &c., at Wilmington. If you think fit, some of those wagons, (in case they are not ordered to the North) may be sent there for it.

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The Invoice of the loads of three wagons under the care of Lewis Field is not yet come to hand, could wish to have it, and that you be pleased to let me have an answer by the bearer.

Your mo. ob. St.