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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Gideon Lamb to Richard Caswell
Lamb, Gideon, 1741-1781
October 24, 1778
Volume 13, Page 249

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Mount Pleasant 24th Oct 1778.


Yours of the 16th Inst. with the Proclamation I have now before me. Will observe the contents with the greatest cheerfulness, shall use every means in my power to bring out my men as well equipped as the times will admit, and with as much dispatch as possible.

Tho' as the Edenton District, but few in number, is much more extensive and cut in pieces with Swamps, Waters, &c., than any other in the State, I am doubtful the troops will not be so soon assembled as may be expected, the Regular Recruits being scattered all over the District on furloughs with the Volunteers and balloted soldiers till the 20th of Feb. next, then to meet at Edenton.

I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's most ob. humb. servt.
Col. 6th Regt. N. C.