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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Williams to Richard Caswell
Williams, John
June 03, 1777
Volume 11, Page 486

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Hillsborough, 3d June, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

Inclos'd you have the return for my regiment. Three Captains together with their subalterns failed to appear. Your Excellency will be kind enough to direct in what manner to proceed against them for disobeying orders. Lieut. Col. Luttrell was sent back, in order to take command of the first Division that should hereafter march to the Northward, and says he would choose to march the Troops the upper road, being much the convenientest way. In that case, this is the suitablest place for the General Rendez-vous; and as the small pox is near Halifax I could wish your Excellency would direct the officers of the other Battalions to march their men here, by the first day of July. I have directed my officers, together with their recruits, deserters, and others left in this State, to rendez-vous here, on that day, and don't in the least doubt but that the 9th Regiment will be able to muster over one hundred men.

I am, dear Sir,
Your mo. ob't. hble serv't.,
JOHN WILLIAMS, Col. 9th Battalion.
Governor Caswell.