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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter to Frederick Hargett to Richard Caswell
Hargett, Frederick, ca. 1742-1810
August 02, 1777
Volume 11, Page 554

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Trent, Aug't, 2d, 1777.

Hono'd Sir:—

Col. Williams desired me to call on you yesterday as I came from Halifax. But I understood you was not at home I declined and have taken this opportunity to inform you that the Col. would be extremely glad you could ans'r his letters, as the officers and men are waiting with impatience for orders from you, and are not march'd from Halifax. What Light horse men march'd are returned to Halifax, and, as the commanding officer of the Light horse, saw a man who came from the back Counties, who on his oath before a Justice of the peace declared that the people were all quiet and no disturbance among them, saw proper to return, (after riding thirty-five miles).

I am, Sir, your obedient & very humble Serv't.
His Excellency Richard Caswell.