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Letter from John Hinton to Richard Caswell
Hinton, John, ca. 1718-1784
July 14, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 195-196

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wake, July 14th 1778.


I am told your Excellency has been pleased to appoint me again to the command of this County. I am happy to find that my conduct heretofore has induced you to recommend me so warmly to the General Assembly to take notice of me again in

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this instance. Believe me Sir, that whenever I can add to your happiness either in public or private character it will yield me additional Pleasure. As the Assembly is to meet on the 3d August, I wish to embrace the opportunity of extricating myself of the aspersions thrown out against me in respect to my conduct, and that I may be better prepared I propose to call a General Muster, and order a Court Martial, therefore have sent Dick down, and must beg the favor of your Excellency to send me the Commission, as Mr. Glasgow said it was made out, at Dobbs Court, at the same time may I ask the favor of your advice how to proceed.

Your Excellency's Mo. Ob. Servt.