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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the United States Board of War to Richard Caswell
United States. Continental Congress. Board of War and Ordnance
June 16, 1777
Volume 11, Page 497

[From Executive Letter Book.]

War Office, June 16th 1777.


By order of the Board of War I have the honour of inclosing you two Resolves of Congress, to the latter whereof, I would particularly request your immediate attention, as great inconveniences daily arise from the lists of the army not being completely returned. You will be pleased also to render an account to the Board of all monies expended on account of prisoners of war, and sums paid to them. You will be pleased to be very exact in the account, and see that no charges are omitted, as the enemy are rigidly accurate in their charges against the States, on account of prisoners. All sums omitted will be lost by the State wherein the charge was neglected to be made.

I have the honour to be
Your very obed. Serv't.,
His Excellency Gov. Caswell.