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Letter from Richard Caswell to Samuel Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 02, 1786
Volume 18, Page 521

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, Feby. 2nd, 1786.

Dear Sir:

I have the honor to enclose you a Commission of Oyer and Terminer, and general Gaol delivery, for holding a Court in Sampson, which has issued by advice of the Council, on the application of sundry of the Justices and others in that County, suggesting that there are in custody there, sundry atrocious offenders, particularly in the Business of horse stealing, who probably might escape Justice, if this mode was not pursued. I hope it may be agreeable to you and that you can attend with convenience.

With great respect and esteem, I am Sir,
Your mo. ob. humbl. Servt.,