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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Hawks
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 17, 1785
Volume 17, Page 482

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 17th July, 1785.


It gives me much concern, for the first time, I have experienced the disappointment of meeting the Council. Only Genl. Armstrong and Col. Kenan attended. I have just parted with them. They promised to be here again by 12 O'Clock on Friday next, when I have assured them a Board will be made. To that end I send an express to you and Mr. President. You I hope will be so far recovered of the Gout as to be able to come up in time, and the President is or will be returned from Pungo. If he has not yet come home the express has orders to go on, till he finds him. Matters of importance require this meeting, and I flatter myself that a second disappointment will not happen.

I am Sir,
your mo. ob. Servt.,