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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 28, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 597-598

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Newington, 28th Aug't, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

Your letter of the 24th current by express I have just received. The Gent'n you have appointed to receive the artillery &c of Capt. Vance, is perfectly agreeable to me. If a company is raised as a State artillery Company, your recommendation of Mr. Moore will be an inducement to me, and I don't doubt the Council also, to give him the appointment. I thank you for the measures you have taken respecting the artillery and stores. I think the No. you have appointed small enough: you will be pleased to continue the

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guard until you know the opinion of the Council, which I will inform you so soon as I know their result. The deposition you inclose me containing only hearsay, I can do nothing with further than to recommend to you the inquiring into the reality of what is therein suggested, and if it is found to be true, that those persons are lurking in that part of the country, to give me as early information as you possibly can.

I am &c.