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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Haywood to Richard Caswell
Haywood, John, 1762-1826
May 01, 1787
Volume 20, Page 688

(From Executive Letter Book)

Edgecombe, May 1st, 1787.


A few days past your Excellency’s Letter of the 15th Ulto., together with its Enclosures, was handed me by Capt. Child and this day presents me with your favour of Sunday last, informing of the Arrival of the Agent of the Purchasers of the Public Tobacco; I set out this Evening for Washington at which place I shall be ready to Begin the delivery of the Tobacco on Thursday Morning Next, and beg you to be assured that no Exertion in my power shall be wanting to hasten the Completion of this Business. I shall be mindful of your Injunctions and shall take pleasure in complying with your Excellency’s Request as to the giving you from time to time accounts of the progress made in the Business of delivering this Tobacco.

With the Purest Sentiments of Respect & Esteem.
I have the Honor to be
Your Obedt. Servt.,