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Letter from Richard Caswell to Abraham Sheppard
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 16, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 496-497

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 16th June, 1777.

Dr. Sir:—

Agreeable to your request I have given Capt. Wilson two warrants on the Treasurer for £200 each, and I have furnished him in bills with £100 out of my own pocket, (which 'tis likely I may

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want) merely to serve the cause. That sum on your messenger's return from the Treasury I must have again if possible. I am much pleased with Capt. Wilson. I think he will make a brave officer. Give him and your other officers all the encouragement you can. They shall have all the time circumstances will admit of to complete their companies. I have many reasons to wish this regiment full, which I need not repeat to you who know them so well.

I am, Dr. Sir,
Your obed. s't.,
R. C.
Col. Sheppard.