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Letter from Richard Caswell to Henry Laurens
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 26, 1778
Volume 13, Page 102

[From Executive Letter Book.

North Carolina, New Bern 26th April 1778.


I had the honor of receiving your favor by Mr. Penn and that 31st ulto. with their enclosures. The General Assembly is now sitting here, every matter recommended by Congress has been laid before them, they have not fully determined on the mode of filling our Battalion, but a very few days will bring that matter about. They last evening Balloted for Delegates to attend in Congress for one year, when I am told the Honorables John Penn, Cornelius Harnett and Abner Nash Esqrs. were elected.

I have the honor to enclose a message from the General Assembly to me informing me that they have acceded to the articles of Confederation, proposed to the United States by Congress, to which I beg leave to refer, and am with every sentiment of regard and esteem Sir, your most obedient and very humble servant,

Hon. Henry Laurens, President of Congress.