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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Gibson to Richard Caswell
Gibson, John, 1729-1782
October 29, 1778
Volume 22, Page 769


Philadelphia, October 29, 1778.


The accounts of the late Mr. Kennon, who was by General Lee appointed in the year 1776 both paymaster and commissary to the Virginia and North Carolina troops, have been some time under the notice of the Continental Treasury Board, but have not as yet received a final determination, as the whole of the accounts are not yet brought in. One charge which ought to be made against Mr. Kennon’s estate is a bill drawn by General Moore in favor of Colonel Polk for ten thousand pounds South Carolina currency. This advance does not appear to have been credited by Mr. Kennon; but Mr. David Flowers, of your State, in a letter to Mr. Harnet, says that this sum “was very fairly credited in a settlement with ‘this’ State, a certificate of which I hope the Governor has long since transmitted to Congress.” As this certificate has not come to hand, I am, on the part of the Commissioners of the Treasury, to request of your Excellency to order to be forwarded to the Board as soon as possible, that the State may be charged accordingly. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect,

Your Excellency’s most obedient and very humble servant,
Auditor General.
His Excellency, R. Caswell, Esq.