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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Williams
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 07, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 565-566

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 7th August, 1777.


Yesterday the Continental money arrived here, and I have this day dispatched expresses to the Treasurers informing them of the same. I expect they will be here about Thursday next, when if you will direct such of the paymasters who are in camp to attend, 'tis probable they will receive money here to pay off the Troops, and in order to ascertain the sums necessary to be paid over for the use of each Regiment, you are required to transmit to me a pay roll for each Battalion made out to the 20th instant, by that time, I hope you will be ready to march. I have laid your return before the Council, and from their advice I am induced to order

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all the Troops under your command, (except three of the Field Officers, and three officers vis. a Capt. a Lieut. & Ensign, belonging to each Battalion, which make in the whole thirty, who are to remain in the State to recruit for their respective Battalions,) to march so soon as they are paid off to join the Grand Army under Gen. Washington. These orders are given in consequence of the Resolution of Congress, and I have not the least doubt they will be attended to by you.

I am Sir, your most obed't. Serv't.,