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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Alfred Moore to Richard Caswell
Moore, Alfred, 1755-1810
February 04, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 610-611

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Warrenton, February 4th, 1787.


A few days after the meeting of this Court I discovered that very few prosecutions could be supported without other Witnesses than those bound to attend here, I have learned by accident that several persons in Dobbs, Wayne, Johnston and Pitt Counties were Material Witnesses for the State to support prosecutions against those who have committed the frauds so General Complained of. I have obtained Subpœnas from the Judges and General Eaton has been so Obliging to procure some men to carry these Subpœnas to the Sheriffs of the respective Counties. The men are quite ready to do this service but suggest the want of Money to bear their Expences; The Treasurer has ventured on my application to borrow for them about twelve pounds which they say is not sufficient and have desired that I would signify to your Excellency the purpose for which they are sent to the Counties. I have mentioned it that your Excellency in case of necessity might interpose your power to keep them from want,

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and enable them to perform the services required of them with as much Expedition as possible.

I am with very great respect,
Your Excellency’s most obedient servant,