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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Amis to Richard Caswell
Amis, Thomas
May 28, 1779
Volume 14, Page 106

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Bladen, May 28th, 1779.

Worthy Sir:

There is about 30 head of Beef Cattle in this County, belonging to the public, that got away while we were at Elizabeth Town, most of which are in the range. These I mentioned in my return to the Committee of Accounts at the last Assembly, but as I know not what channel these returns is to come to you, or to any persons that may hereafter provide provision, I made free to trouble you with this line. There are 8 Barrels of flour at Elizabeth Town. In case those Cattle should be wanted, I will endeav our to have them gathered at any time. There is a considerable quantity of good Beef Cattle in this County, but the owners hold them extravagantly high.

I am, your Mo. ob. Servt.,
Gov. Caswell.