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Letter from Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
November 05, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 669-670

[From Executive Letter Book.]

York Town 5th November, 1777.


I had the honor of writing to your Excellency the 1st Instant:

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by the hand of Jacob Epps, who in his way to South Carolina, is to leave a packet directed to you at Halifax.

Congress having taken under their consideration the merits of many of the brave officers in the armies of the United States were pleased to distinguish the name of the late Brigadier General Nash who fell by a mortal wound, received in the battle of German Town and to vote the sum of five hundred Dollars for erecting a Monument to his memory. I am directed to transmit the enclosed certified Resolve of the 4th Instant, and to request your Excellency to give the necessary orders for accomplishing in the most effectual manner the views of Congress upon this occasion.

I have the honor to be Sir,
your Excellency's most obdt servant,
President in Congress.