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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Haywood and John Whitaker
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 15, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 674-675

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, April 15th, 1787.

Dear Sir:

Herewith enclosed you will receive a copy of the Contract made by the delegates of this State with Constable, Rucker & Co., for the sale of our Public Tobacco.

You will observe the time of Delivery is to commence in a very few days and previous to such delivery the Tobacco is to be re-inspected & altho’ it is not possible from the late information we have of this agreement that the Tobacco can be got ready for delivery so early yet by the time you get the information of the arrival of the Vessels which are to carry it off you may have some prepared to commence the shipping & may be able to get the whole turned off in good order in time. That you attend particularly to this Business by yourself, or some person by you to be appointed for the purpose, I most earnestly recommend and as there are not inspectors at the ports of delivery it will be necessary for you to call on the nearest or such as can be prevailed upon to attend from the other Warehouses.

I also enclose an Extract of a letter from the delegates to me which shows that they have given assurances that I should direct the reinspection to take place agreeable to the Contract and that it is requisite

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that Duplication receipts should be Obtained for the delivery of the Tobacco, these you will be pleased to take from the Agent who receives the Tobacco for Messrs. Constable, Rucker & Co., & transmit them to me as soon as possible.

I am most respectfully, Dear Sir,
Your most obedt. Servt.,