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Letter of recommendation from Joseph Leech and Joshua Hempsted to Richard Caswell concerning Robert Turner
Leech, Joseph, 1720-1803; Hempsted, Joshua
June 30, 1777
Volume 11, Page 506

JOSEPH LEECH & JOSHUA HEMPSTED TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, June 30th 1777.

Sir:—

The bearer Mr. Robert Turner hath been out in the service of his country as Captain of Marines on board the Brig Pennsylvania Farmer and hath always behaved himself well in his station, and tells me he hath the offer of a Lieutenancy in Col. Sheppard's Regiment, which if not already filled up, take the liberty of recommending him to your Excellency for said Commission as I think he will fully answer the expectations of his country.

I am your Excellency's most obedient hum. Serv't.,
JOSEPH LEECH.
JOSHUA HEMPSTED.
His Excellency Richard Caswell.