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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
October 18, 1778
Volume 13, Page 242

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia 18th Oct. 1778.


I beg leave to refer your Excellency to my late letters of the 13th and 16th Inst. forwarded yesterday by the hands of Col. Wood.

Congress having received recent repeated intelligence of the Enemy's design to make an attack upon South Carolina, and that an embarkation of Troops for that purpose had actually commenced at New York, have directed me by an Act of the 17th Inst. here enclosed to request your Excellency to forward with all possible expedition the 3000 men requested to be sent to the aid of that State and Georgia, in an Act of the 25th ulto transmitted in my letter to your Excellency of the 26th and to make an addition of two thousand men to the number above mentioned. I am also directed to assure your Excellency that the necessary remittance of money for the payment of these Troops will be made in a few days.

I have the honor to be with great esteem & respect Sir, your Excellency's Mo. Ob. humb. Servt.
HENRY LAURENS, Presdt Congress.