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Letter from Richard Caswell to Francis Nash
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 02, 1777
Volume 11, Page 601

[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern, 2d September, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

This is just to make my acknowledgements to you for the notice you have been pleased to take of my son (Capt. Caswell). I hope his conduct will be such as to demonstrate a grateful sense of your polite and genteel behaviour towards him. If you shall think his conduct in the army entitles him to any advancement, your countenance towards his obtaining it will be conferring a further favor. I am glad to hear the men who compose your Brigade are in health and spirits, and do most earnestly hope and believe they, when you lead them to action, will do honor to you, themselves, and the country where they are raised. I most sincerely wish you success in the glorious cause which has carried you into the field, and that you may obtain the laurels due to the brave and am Dr Sir, &c.