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Letter from Robert Fenner to Richard Caswell
Fenner, Robert, ca. 1755-1816
August 01, 1786
Volume 18, Page 700

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax County, August 1st, 1786.

Dear Sir:

Your Excellency's Letter of the 17th July I received the 21st Ulto., and must beg the favor of your Excellency to lay the enclosed papers before the Council that assisted in Making up the Order I received therewith.

Having acted in the department of Agent to the late line of this State, in a manner to defy a well founded accusation from the most malicious detractor, I must confess myself at a loss to account for an expression in your Excellency's letter, which appears to fix the Necessity of a resolution of Council on a disposition to remove complaints if possible. If any regular Complaint has been made Your Excellency cannot do me a greater favor than to use your Authority to Compel the complainants to bring forward at the next General Assembly an accusation against my conduct in that department. I will attend to meet and Confute the Same.

With all due respect,
I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's most Obdt.
And Humble Servant,