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Letter from John Ancrum to Richard Caswell
Ancrum, John
July 27, 1777
Volume 11, Page 540

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wilmington, 27th July, 1777.

May it please your Excellency,

This will be handed you by Capt. Ingram, at present Com'r of the Washington. As he is a stranger to you, I must beg leave to recommend him to your Excellency, as a very proper person to have the command of the said vessel of war, he being very capable of the same, by his vigilance and the attention he pays to his duty; and has ever appeared a warm friend to the American cause. To himself I refer for his other business.

I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's ob't. servt.,
His Excellency Richard Caswell.