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Letter from Richard Caswell to Memucan Hunt
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 12, 1786
Volume 18, Page 684

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, July 12th, 1786.


The frequent complaints as respecting frauds committed in the accounts passed by the Commissioners of Army accounts, was an inducement to the Council to pass the Resolves of which I have the honor to enclose you a Copy. That part relating to the stoppage of payment of the certificates granted since the last Assembly I am to request you will be pleased to attend to and observe.

Mr. Blanchard waits on you with a due Bill granted in May, 1785, for which he has actually advanced the Cash supposing that the same would on its being presented at the Treasury, be immediately paid, and lest any difficulty should arise has desired a line from me on the subject. I presume there can be none, unless there is not money sufficient to pay the whole, and in that case if you can serve Mr. Blanchard, who is no Speculator, but did advance his money to enable the printers to procure paper for the public and receive this due Bill in exchange, you will oblige me.

I am Sir, your most Obedt. Servt.,