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Letter from Richard Caswell to W. Craig
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 26, 1777
Volume 11, Page 537

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dobbs, 26th July, 1777.

Dr. Sir:—

I was much concerned you did not keep your word with me last time the Council was to have sat, as business of importance was ready to lay before that Board.

Now I have to request you will be punctual in attending at Kingston on Monday the 4th Aug't next, when 'tis more than probable it may be necessary to order the militia to be raised, and in order to be prepared in your County, I request will cause a Gen'l muster of the militia to be made, and a draft agreeable to the last act. I have wrote to Gen'l. Ashe on the subject, and 'tis likely you will hear from him. A letter for Mr. Starkey the Bearer will deliver you, if you will engage to send it to him immediately; if you can not do that, let him go that way.

I am Sir your ob. Ser't.,
Hon. W. Craig.