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Letter from Robert Rowan to Richard Caswell
Rowan, Robert
July 29, 1787
Volume 20, Page 754

(From Executive Letter Book.)

Fayetteville, July 29th, 1787.


Your Excellency will receive with this three Receipts of the same tenor and date, for the public tobacco delivered at Wilmington to Mr. Stewart, Agent for Constable, Rucker & Co., Merchts. of New York. I had a very tedious and troublesome Job of the delivery, the Tobacco having suffered much in the warehouses of this place, as well as from the heavy rain going down, most of it being shipped in the latter part of last Summer when there was almost continual rains. However, notwithstanding it turned out better than we had any reason to expect I should have sent forward the receipts sooner, but the difficulty of procuring a horse fit to travel, owing to the great scarcity of Corn prevented me. I have now been so fortunate as to meet with Mr. Henry, who has promised to deliver this himself. I hope the failure of the Farmers General of France won’t effect the Sale or payment of our Tobacco.

I am Sir, Your Most Obedt. &
Very humble Servant,