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Letter from Richard Caswell to Robert Rowan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 28, 1787
Volume 20, Page 624

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(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, February 28th, 1787.

Dear Sir:

The Assembly in their late Session at Fayetteville impowered the Delegates of this State in Congress to sell & dispose of the public Tobacco, who desire to be informed at what particular place & the time when it can be delivered, & quantity and quality at each place. They further say that they should be enabled to say that it has been lately re-inspected at the ports of delivery and reweighed, in which case it would undoubtedly insure a better price.

Now, Sir, as the Tobacco is still under your direction, & will be so I presume untill delivered, I beg you will make me a return as speedily as possible agreeable to the requisition of the delegates. Every expence on this measure must be charged to the public.

My best respects attend you, Mrs. Rowan & family. I shall be happy in hearing from you on all occasions & particularly that you are getting better of your complaints.

I have the honor to be with sentiments of sincere esteem & Gratitude, Dr. Sir,
Your most obliged and Obedt. Servt.,