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Letter from Richard Caswell to Robert Howe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 07, 1777
Volume 11, Page 409

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 7th March 1777.

Dear Sir:—

This acknowledges the receipt of your letters respecting the Troops enlisted in this State and translated to the South Carolina and Georgia Battalions, by order of Gen'l. Lee, and Capt. Medici. The former I can not fully answer, until you inform (agreeable to your letter) the names of the men, and to what officers their bounty was returned. When I have the pleasure of receiving this information, I will do myself the pleasure to write to you fully on that subject. To the latter– give me leave to refer you to the Resolutions of Congress, a copy of which I enclose you. Till a Court martial or enquiry is held on the Capt.'s conduct, and he acquitted, no Com'n. can issue to him from this State. I shall always be happy to serve you, or any Gentleman you may think proper to recommend. Nothing new here. When your leisure will permit you, give me leave to solicit a line from you. 'Twill give me pleasure to hear from you on any occasion.

I am with great respect and real esteem,
Dear Sir, Your most obed. serv't.
Brig. Gen Howe.