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Letter from Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
February 10, 1778
Volume 13, Page 37

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

York Town, 10th Febry 1778.

I had the honor of writing to you the 3rd inst. by the hands of Mons. Lannville.

Under cover with this your Excellency will receive two Acts of Congress, viz.

Of the 3rd inst. requiring all persons holding Commissions or appointments under Congress to qualify themselves by taking and subscribing to certain oaths prescribed therein, which your Excellency will be pleased to lay before the Legislature and also cause the contents to be published by the most effectual means throughout the State.

On the 9th inst. for restraining and preventing mal-conduct in Continental officers Civil and Military, and for correcting the abuse of the supernumeraries in the Civil line, and recommending to the Legislatures of the several States to enact laws for the most speedy and effectual recovery of debts due to the United States of America. I have the honor to be with great regard Sir, your most huml. Servt.

Prest. of Congress.