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Letter from Richard Caswell to William McDaniel
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 29, 1786
Volume 18, Page 586

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kinston, March 29th, 1786.


Your Letter of the 14th Current came duly to hand. There will be Tobacco to Ship on account of this State for Europe or elsewhere some time hence, but the precise time or quantity or indeed the place where it may be destined to, I am not now able to inform you nor will it be with me to make contracts for the shipping of it, the Commissioners for purchasing the Tobacco will have that business to do, but for what port depends on advice from New York.

Mr. John Haywood, of Tarborough, will be the person to apply to tho' at this time I do not suppose he will venture to contract with you, but I think it very likely that he may be ready to ship by the first of June, and have no doubt if your Terms are as Liberal as others on this application, of which I believe he has had notice from Mr. Blount, he will be disposed to give you the preference.

I am Sir, your obed. Servt.,