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Letter from James Martin to Richard Caswell
Martin, James, 1742-1834
June 11, 1778
Volume 13, Page 159

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Guilford 11th June 1778.


Agreeable to the late act of Assembly for the raising of one hundred and fifty six men in this County it appears by the several lists returned to me by the Captain, that only thirty one men turned out as volunteers; the remainder one hundred and twenty five were balloted for. The men are now embodying and insist on their bounty before they march out of the State, and as the Entry Taker of this County refused to advance what public money he hath in his hands I am under the necessity of sending the bearer Mr. Thomas Cook to wait on your Excellency for a sum of money that will be sufficient to pay them which by my calculation amounts to three thousand seven hundred and forty pounds. If the money is not to be had, should be glad of your direction in what manner I am to proceed. I am your Excellency's most dutiful and very humble servant,