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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Whitaker
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 06, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 693-694

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Kinston, May 6th, 1787.

Dear Sir:

Your Letter of the 3d is to hand. I am very glad to hear you think the Tobacco in your charge belonging to the public is in good order, the expence and trouble will be less and the dispatch greater than if it was otherwise. I did not expect you could get the Tobacco inspected by persons in the neighbourhood where it lies as you had before informed me no inspectors were appointed in that part of

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the Country, but I flatter’d myself you would be able to prevail on some Gentlemen who are inspectors in some one or other of the adjacent Counties to attend to this particular business. As it is stipulated in the agreement that it shall be re-inspected we must at all events have it done, and that of getting it inspected as convenient as possible, I think the most eligible. I see no impropriety in the Court of Halifax appointing Inspectors for their own County and if you can prevail on such as are or may be appointed there to attend to this business, I think the end will be answered. I had rather Mr. Stewart should be present when the re-inspection takes place because in case of dispute you could have the matter settled according to the agreement, but he told me on speaking to him on that subject he thought his presence on that occasion unnecessary as he had no doubt but the Inspectors would do their duty.

With the firmest reliance on your giving this business every dispatch in your power, I am, Dear Sir,
Your most Obedt. Servt.,