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Letter from Richard Caswell to William Blount and Benjamin Hawkins
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 05, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 716-717

(From Executive Letter Book.)

No. Carolina, June 5th, 1787.


I had the Honor to receive your two letters of the 18th of April last, the one of them on the state of Politics & business before Congress which I sincerely thank you for and promise myself the pleasure of writing fully in answer at some future day.

The other by Mr. Stewart on the subject of our public Tobacco of which he has received at Washington 227,543 lb. net, which was more than his vessel could carry out, and I have not heard of the arrival of any other, I sent express to Colo. Whitaker and Colo. Rowan who have been attending at very Considerable expence to deliver the Tobacco at Edenton & Wilmington, but no vessels coming for it they have returned to their respective homes, not well pleased I presume at their disappointment, Especially as they are now out of their office & the season of the year has required their attention to

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their private concerns; enclosed is Mr. Stewart’s receipt for the Tobacco which you will be pleased to obtain a Cr. for at the Treasury according to Contract; a duplicate of this receipt is sent to the Treasury Board.

The Journals of the Assembly are not yet printed & I have not been able to procure the Laws of last Session, when the Printer is pleased to furnish them they shall, with the Laws of the former Session, be forwarded to you.

I have the Honor to be, with Great respect & esteem, Gentlemen,
Your most obedt. & humble servant,