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Letter from Peter Mallett to Richard Caswell
Mallett, Peter, 1744-1805
November 01, 1778
Volume 13, Page 259

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Campbelton Nov. 1st, 1778.


Since we have seen your Excellency's proclamation we have exerted ourselves the more in procuring provisions. I myself have advanced all the money I possibly could muster, and now beg leave to acquaint your Excellency that my brother or Mr. Porterfield will wait on you about Friday next. Should we be disappointed in receiving money I should be very sorry. I thought proper to drop this line fearing your Excellency might be from home, in case some orders might be left for us. We have once applied to the Treasurer without success. 5,000 will go but little way in putting up Beef or Pork this season. Indeed I have already exceeded that sum in contract, yet I well know I have not a right to ask for more money, without further advice, neither is there any fear of my losing money. Should you think proper to order more money, by the next opportunity you will have more particular advice. I am

Your Excellency's Mo. Ob. Servt.