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Letter from Richard Caswell to Henry Laurens
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
March 26, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 72-73

[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina, NewBern, 26th March, 1778.


I had the honor to receive your letter of the first Instant, two days ago, with its enclosures.

The Resolutions of Congress for filling up the Battalions I shall lay before the Legislature which is to meet here the first Monday in next month, the other for ascertaining the amount of

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necessaries supplied British prisoners, I shall pay proper attention to, and endeavor to transmit the account required in time.

If Congress shall think proper to permit Genl. Burgoine to go home, I trust great good will arise to America from his representations there as his own honor will constrain him to relate matters truly as they happened. The Resolution of Congress for detaining his Army in America 'till the Convention is ratified, has given great pleasure to the Sons of Freedom in this part of the States. I have the honor to be with the greatest esteem and regard, Sir, your most ob. huml. servt.