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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Green
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 22, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 615-616

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, February 22d, 1787.


Your Letter of the 17th Current I have before me, in answer to which, you will be pleased to understand, that on the 15th of last Month I wrote the Delegates for this State in Congress and enclosed them a Copy of the Act of Assembly, by you alluded to, and requested they would Obtain the Muster Rolls required or Authenticated

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Copies of them and transmit them to me in the speediest manner in their power.

This I presume was what the Assembly expected from me; they did not direct a special Messenger to be sent on the occasion, but if you think it necessary you are at liberty to do what you may judge proper, but it will not be in my power to furnish Cash on the Occasion.

It is as much my wish as any man’s that a full inquiry may be made and Justice done the State, but I am not at Liberty to draw for money on the Occasion you mention.

If the Muster Rolls are furnished me I will immediately transmit them to the Board of Commissioners if they will be pleased to inform me where they set, as I will add any information I may receive on that head, or give the Board every Assistance in my power towards effecting the purpose of their appointment.

With Great esteem I am, Sir,
Your most obedt. Servt.,