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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Howell Edmunds to Richard Caswell
Edmunds, Howell
October 10, 1777
Volume 11, Page 783

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Oct. 10th 1777.


At the request of the bearer I have wrote a few lines to you informing you that Benj. Clifton (who is the bearer) is appointed by the field Officers and Justices of the Co'ty of Southampton in the State of Virginia agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed in that State a regular Soldier in order to fill up their Regiments and as he is an inhabitant of our County and State of North Carolina we Conceive that they have no Right to Proceed in such a Manner and do therefore request that you would please to remonstrate to the first Magistrate of that State against such proceedings. He has several papers to lay before your Honour on the Occasion which if you should think proper to inspect and are of Opinion he ought to be redressed hope you'l Act accordingly: I've not to add; but am your Honour's most Obedient and very Humble Servt.