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Letter from Richard Caswell to Patrick Henry
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 493

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 10th June, 1777.


A few days ago arrived in this State a small vessel from France, in which came passengers four French Gentlemen, who sustained the following offices in France, to wit, one Lieut. Col., one Major and two Captains. They have two Serjeants with them, and were employed by Doct. Franklin and Mr. Deane to come over to No. America and enter into the Continental service. They have been furnished here with horses, carriages and other necessaries to enable them to prosecute their journey from hence to Philadelphia. I have advised them to wait on you in their way, and informed them, if they shall want further assistance, they will readily obtain it by applying to you.

The Council is to meet this day on the subject of the Indian Treaty; the determination we come to I will do myself the honor to acquaint you with in a few days.

With the greatest respect, I am, Sir,
Your most obedient and very humble servant.
His Excellency Gov'r. Henry.