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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 03, 1777
Volume 11, Page 509

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 3d July, 1777

Dear Sir:—

The bearer Major De La Port a French Gentleman in the service of the United States of America appointed in Virginia, has been by permission, some few days recruiting here and is now about to proceed to Charles Town where he expects to raise some recruits from among his countrymen. He is apprehensive he may be short of cash and requested he may be supplied, I therefore request the favor of you to furnish him on account of the State of Virginia with fifty pounds this currency. I have not the least doubt but it will be agreeable to the General Assembly, especially as we have an acct. with that State for materials furnished the Galleys building by them in this State, and have to acc't with them for articles sent out here for Muhlenburg's Regiment which have been applied to the use of our Troops

I am with great respect and esteem,
Dr. Sir yours &c.
John Ashe Esq.