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Letter from Jean Baptiste Petry to Richard Caswell
Petry, Jean Baptiste
July 06, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 479-480

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, July 6th, 1785.


I have the honor to enclose here a letter to your Excellency from the Chevalier de Chateaufort, with the recognition of his character

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as Consul of France, for the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, by the United States in Congress assembled. I'll be very much obliged to you to send me the exequatur of it, and to cause it to be printed in the News papers of this State.

I have received Sir, so many letters on the account of the advance made by the Government of Martinico to Mr. de Bretigny, for the State of North Carolina that I cannot prevent myself—though I know some measures have been taken by the State for the payment—to let it be known to your Excellency in order that the produce destined for the acquittance of that advance, be sent to Philadelphia as soon as possible.

I have the honor to announce to your Excellency that the Queen of France has been delivered of a second Prince, on the 27th March last, and I do it with so much pleasure that I am sensible of the concern of this State for such a happy event to France.

I cannot express to you, Sir, how much I have regretted, and regret yet that my very bad state of health has prevented me to wait of your Excellency last November but I hope to be happier next fall,

and to assure you myself of the greatest regard with which I am Sir, your Excellency's ob. Servt.,