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Letter from Richard Caswell to Robert Rowan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 17, 1787
Volume 20, Page 675

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, April 17th, 1787.

Dear Sir:

I had your favor by Major Nelson and am very glad you received the Copy of the Contract between the delegates in Congress & Constable, Rucker & Co., respecting the sale of the tobacco, in time to repair to Wilmington & prepare for the shipping the same.

I have lately received a Copy of the Agreement from the delegates and have transmitted Copies to the other Commissioners, to you I judge it unnecessary to send a Copy as I am satisfied the one you have is genuine. I have therefore nothing more to recommend to you than the complyance with the agreement so far as falls to you to attend to it; such tobacco as has not lately been re-inspected must be attended to, & if no Inspectors at Wilmington it will be necessary to call upon the nearest or such as will attend if the Agent for the purchasers & you under the Contract can’t agree. Please to attend particularly to the obtaining duplicate receipts for the delivery of the Tobacco and transmit them to me as early as you possibly can that I may lay them before the Board of Treasury in order to obtain a proper Credit for the State.

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