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Letter from John Whitaker to Richard Caswell
Whitaker, John
March 23, 1785
Volume 18, Page 583

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax County, 23d March, 1785.

Dear Sir:

I am to inform you that I have now on hand about one hundred Hogsheads of Tobacco purchased for the Public. And believe there is now in the ware house 150 more that I shall get as soon as I am furnished with money. Upon the whole there don't remain a doubt with me but I shall get my full quota; provided, I am furnished with Money by the first of May, but am doubtful of that as I have no account from that quarter. I have now, Sir, to request your Excellency's direction Agreeable to Act of Assembly in regard to shipping the Tobacco. Do not well remember whether the Business of Consignment rest with yourself or the Commissioner but well recollect it was to be under your Notice. I have it much at heart to get rid of the business in order to which I propose completing the whole of it, if possible, by our next Assembly. I neglected getting a Copy of the Act of Assembly and must confess I find myself at a very great loss for want of it; permit me, Sir, to intrude upon your patience while I request the favor of a Copy of that Act of Assembly, if Convenient.

I am dear Sir, your most Obedient &
Very humble Servant,