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Advertisement by William Caswell concerning deserters from the Continental Army [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
Caswell, William, 1754-1785
December 01, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 815-816

[North Carolina Gazette, December 5, 1777.]

Newbern, December 1st, 1777.

To the end that deserters may have an opportunity of availing themselves of the pardon offered by the above proclamation, and for the more speedy and effectual apprehending and bringing to condign punishment, all those who are lost to every sense of honor, I have been ordered into this State for the express purpose of apprehending and receiving all deserted soldiers, and that none may hereafter plead ignorance, I hereby give notice that every deserted soldier from the continental troops, who shall surrender himself to me at Kingston, in Dobbs County, or any officer under my Command, before the first day of January next, will be entitled to pardon. And I do promise a reward of ten Dollars for each

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deserter who shall be delivered to me at Kingston aforesaid, or to any officer under my command, after that time.

Capt. 5th N. Carolina Battalion.