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Letter from Anthony Lytle to Richard Caswell
Lytle, Anthony
November 13, 1778
Volume 13, Page 276

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Camp near Haw River 13th Nov. 1778.


Enclosed you'll receive a return of the New Levies from the District of Hillsboro that are at this time, under my command, on our march to the aid of South Carolina. I consulted with Genl. Butler on the expending of marching, and concluded that we must wait for the Militia, who march from this place this morning, with all possible despatch to Salisbury. It was not in my power to march without the Militia, there being no contractors for the new Levies. Col. Hart who contracts for the Militia is obliging enough to furnish our men with provisions, until it is in the power of our Contractor to supply us. Col. Thackston's infirm health will not admit of his marching with the Troops; he has informed me that he will endeavour to join us at Cambden. Should your Excellency not think proper to order a Superior Continental officer to take the command of the new Levies, I shall with the advice of Majors Dixon and Armstrong, endeayour to conduct the Troops as well as in my power, agreeable to any instructions that I may receive from your Excellency or any other superior officer. Genl. Butler will have this conveyed to your Excellency by express. I am with respect your Excelly's Mo. ob. Servt.