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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to Henry Laurens
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 22, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 231-232

[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina 22d September 1778.


The Bearer Monsr. LeBaron de Bonstetien had the honor to be appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the French Regiment lately disbanded in this State whilst he resided in the State of South Carolina, where he raised a considerable number of recruits, and is very well recommended from thence as well by the present as by

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the late Governor, whose knowledge of him must be much greater than mine as he arrived here but a very few weeks past; the recommendation of those Gentlemen I have no doubt would have proper weight with a stranger, but to you Sir, I know it is sufficient yet I cannot help saying that from my small acquaintance with the Baron he appears to be a Gentleman and worthy of notice, and as such I take the liberty of recommending him. I have the honor to be with very great regard and esteem Sir, your most obedient and humble servant,