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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Stephen Cobb to Richard Caswell
Cobb, Stephen
August 05, 1779
Volume 14, Page 186

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

5th August, 1779.

Kind Sir:

I am greatly obliged to you for the measure you have taken in apprehending the vilians in this settlement, as I am in hopes it will answer good purposes; we have taken three of them and am in pursuit of several others. I have prevailed on the Capt. to send two of them, viz., Moses & William Bass, to Kingston, to have your approbation on them whether to be tried by the civil power or Military. I think they deserve death; if they are sent into the service they certainly will desert the first opportunity they have. You have in this Wm. Bass's furlough from Col. John Heritage, in Capt. Ballard's letter to you the deposition of (Sarah Lamb). If they are kept in confinement I believe there may be more evidences had against them. If you have an opportunity I wish you to observe to Col. Lamb to deal with old Aaron closely, as I believe him to be a means of his Sons' doing as they have.

I am, Sir, with respect,
Your friend & humbl. Serv't,