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Letter from Allen Jones to Richard Caswell
Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
October 28, 1778
Volume 13, Page 254

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Oct. 28th 1778.


The men who are to march from Halifax will soon be ready, but I know not what we shall do for a person to victual them, unless Mr. Amis undertakes it. There is no other person who is able at so short a warning, to supply them, as he has some public provisions by him. If he undertakes it, he will want a considerable sum of money. I daily expect an express to your Excellency, to countermand the march of these troops which I most heartily wish as the expectation is attended with an amazing expense, and will certainly be of no advantage. Virginia was required to send one thousand men, but the Assembly are so well assured that it is to no purpose, that they have refused to send a man. There is nothing new here worth relating. I am with the most sincere respect and esteem,

Your Excellency's Mo. Ob. Servt,