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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Haywood
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 27, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 664-665

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, June 27th, 1786.


Your favor of the 25th Inst. I have before me. It gives me much concern to learn that you have conceived the danger so great, in passing to the Western Country, as to prevent your setting out to hold a Court there last month. I cannot myself pretend to say how great it may have been, as I have received no official accounts from that Country, nor indeed have I had such private information as to enable me to form an opinion.

As to a Commission of Oyer and Terminier, it does not issue but upon special application, and the reasons assigned are judged of by the Council, and when such Commission is granted the same is supported by the advice of the Council. Of course such an one cannot

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now be granted, and I hope before the next term of court the dangers and difficulties now existing will be removed. I do myself the honor to enclose you a Certificate, which in case you go to the Southward it may be of some use to you. If in that or anything else I shall be able to render you service, you may be assured it will give me pleasure.

With much esteem Sir,
I am your mo. ob. Servt.,