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Letter from Joseph Guion to Richard Caswell
Guion, Jo.
December 20, 1778
Volume 13, Page 330

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Whitlock 20th Decr 1778.

Dear Sir:

A few days since Mr. Stanly was at my house, to my great surprise informed me that Mr. Wilson Blount, had taken 100 Barrels of the salt (I told you) to his use. The salt was put in his store, and at the same time I engaged the store, offered him the salt, but he refused having it, but at the same time talked of wanting a few bushels to repack some pork, and since I requested to know of him, if he proposed to have any of my salt, as I intended them to sell only 100 Bars. but told me as before, on which we parted, and a few days after, took 100, but without having my order for the same. I have been in Town in order to see Mr. Blount, but was informed he was gone to So. Quay. How I shall settle the matter with your Excellency other than to repay the money I can't tell, unless Mr. Blount will replace the salt, however shall be glad to have a line sent to New Bern at Mr. Cogdell's or any other place.

For Dr Sir,
Your Mo. respectful & obedt Servt.