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Letter from Thomas Craike to Richard Caswell
Craike, Thomas
May 25, 1779
Volume 14, Page 98

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, 25th May, 1779.


I go off this day to Charles Town. I was much disappointed in not receiving any letters from your Excellency, or the Resolve of the Assembly, which directs my going to Charles Town. I will be obliged to you, Sir, if you will forward to Wilmington, as soon as possible, such letters and orders as may concern my business at Charles Town, as Mr. Gordon and some other Gentlemen will set off about ten days hence from this Town for that place. I am at a loss how I shall procure the Arms that were lodged in So. Carolina belonging to this State, as I have no order for them. If they do not come by the return of the wagons, which went last, it will be probably a long time before another opportunity takes place equal to this.

My Boy came by Kingston, but Col. Long directed him not to go to your Plantation, which, I suppose, is the reason I did not receive your letters. I hope your Excellency will be in cash soon for the public, as I shall want money to pay to sundry persons for purchases & making Accoutrements, &c.

I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's ob. Servt.,
Gov. Caswell.