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Letter from Peter Mallett to Richard Caswell
Mallett, Peter, 1744-1805
March 14, 1780
Volume 15, Page 356

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Campbleton, March 14th, 1780.


I was honored with Your Excellency's favor of the 25th Feby., covering sundry warrants to amount of £30,000, and I am very sorry to inform you that our success in raising money from them is very poor. However, I shall take every step possible to procure provisions, both at this place and P. D., in hopes that the Assembly will make me good for what moneys I advanced of my own for that purpose. If it is possible to forward from five to ten thousand pounds per bearer in Continental bills, it would be very acceptable at P. D. My only fear is the want of money in that department. Forage is exceedingly scarce here; flour, bread and rice—I have already procured sufficient to last to Hailey's.

I am Your Excellency's mo. ob. humbl. Servt.,