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Letter from Richard Caswell to Richard Henderson
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 11, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 81-82

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Smithfield, 11th May, 1779.


Your favor of the 5th Inst. I had the pleasure of receiving by Mr. Yancey. His case by no means comes under my consideration.

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'Tis true in some few instances I have delayed the execution of Grants upon supposition the Assembly would take the matter up, but on report to that Body no notice has been taken in the case I have mentioned. I have, therefore, determined some time past to execute the Grants when prepared, and leave the parties to be determined by a proper jurisdiction. I have advised Mr. Yancey to apply to the Assembly, but whether they will receive his petition or not I cannot say.

Enclosed you have a letter from the Commissioners, appointed for running the Boundary line on the part of Virginia. To that and the Law, which I make no doubt you will by this conveyance be furnished, I beg leave to refer you. The small part I am to act in this matter shall be duly attended to on application of the Commissioners.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,