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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Willis Wilson to Richard Caswell
Wilson, Willis
July 28, 1778
Volume 13, Page 202

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 28th July 1778.


I left the Caswell at the Bar last Sunday, and got to this place yesterday, hoping to see your Excellency in Town. Doctr Cooley is desirous to know whether he is to be continued or not, in the Caswell, respecting which I will be proud to have orders, by the return of the bearer, I have lately been acquainted with Mrs. Wilson's being very unwell. Chief of my business to this place was to obtain leave of absence for a short time from your Excellency to pay her a visit, which I should not request on any other account but the above, I therefore hope to receive permissions from your Excellency by return. Mr. Cheshire, my Master, is a trusty Gentleman to whom I shall leave the charge during my absence, which shall be short. Shall be proud to know when the Paymaster may be expected, as I may have my pay rolls properly made out to the time. Nothing has happened at the Bar worth notice. I am with great respect, your Excellency's Ob. huml. Servt.