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Letter from Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
November 14, 1778
Volume 13, Page 279

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia 14th Nov. 1778.


I had the honor of writing to your Excellency the 18th ultorecommended to the particular care of Gov. Henry of VirginiaSince which I have recd. none of your favors.

This will be accompanied by an act of Congress of the 10th inst. recommending to the Governments of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to afford every necessary assistance to Major Genl. Lincoln, for enabling him to subdue the province of East Florida.

Congress have resolved that each Major General who shall go on the intended expedition, shall in case of the reduction of that province be entitled to a grant of three thousand acres of Land, each Brigadier to a grant of two thousand &c.

I shall enclose in the Packet with this, the two last Newspapers, which will inform your Excellency of our current intelligence. The Enemy's Garrison at New York continue to give tokens of a complete evacuation intended, but are slow in their motions, sullen and full of wrath. I have the honor to be with very great respect and esteem

Your Excelly's ob. & huml. Servt.
Pres. of Congress.