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Letter from Manlove Tarrant to Richard Caswell
Tarrant, Manlove
November 20, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 684-685

CAPT. MANLOVE TARRANT TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Campden County, Nov 20th 1777.

I embrace this opportunity by Col: Burges to inform your Excellency, that I received a letter some days ago from Major Hardy Murfree, informing me that he and Capt. Williams, had obtained leave from your Excellency to march to the Northward, and had left me in command of the said Regiment. Now in this state, I should have waited on your Excellency, in person, but my business lies so with my recruits, that I could not come, without injuring the Regiment at this time, I should be glad to receive orders from

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your Excellency, by Col: Burges how I am to proceed: and I am with the the greatest respect yours to serve.

MANLOVE TARRANT, Capt.