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Letter from Richard Caswell to Anthony Bledsoe and James Robertson
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 04, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 771-772


Kinston, 4th September, 1787.


Your Letter of the 12th June last came to hand this day only. I had however, about three weeks past ordered Major Evans expressly to proceed on to Cumberland without regard to cutting the Road

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on his way; since I have heard he has gone on but what his strength is I know not as I have not received a return from him, tho’ I have repeatedly requested it.

I am much concerned at your peoples’ being so harrassed by the savages, tho’ I flatter myself Colo. Robertson’s attack upon them has at least given them such a Check as will discourage their making any further attempts on your settlements until Mr. Evans’s arrival, to facilitate which I have this day repeated my former orders to him.

What you mention respecting the conduct of the Spaniards I shall communicate to our Delegates in Congress & request them to represent the same to the Spanish Minister at the Congressional Court, they being personally known to him in their public character, I presume will give their representations more weight, than any directly from me.

I am most respectfully, Gentlen.,
Your most obedt. Servt.,