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Letter from James Emmet to Richard Caswell
Emmet, James
January 13, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 10-11

[From Executive Letter Book.]

X Creek 13th Janry 1778.


I did myself the honor to write to your Excellency in November last, enclosing an extract of my orders from Col. Sumner, at the same time requesting your instructions how to proceed; the bearer of my letter brought me a verbal answer that you would write to me, at a future day, as yet I have not heard from you, which is the reason of my troubling you at this time.

I intend to set out for camp early next month, if in your Excellency's power, must request you would advance me two hundred pounds. I have drawn no money for either pay or rations since July last, and shall find it extremely difficult to join my Regiment except you will favor me with the above request. This will be handed you by Mr. James Porterfield, by whom I shall be glad to receive your answer, with your instructions. Mr. Porterfield's

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receipt will be sufficient for what money you shall be pleased to pay into his hands for me.

I am with due respect Sir,
Your Excellency's mo. ob. servt.