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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from James Smith to Richard Caswell
Smith, James
January 02, 1779
Volume 14, Page 6

[From Executive Letter Book.]

To His Excellency, Richard Caswell, Esqr., Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the State of North Carolina:

Permit me, Sir, to resign the Commission of second Major of Rowan Regiment, which I am necessitated to do through infirmity of Body occasioned by a hard sickness, which I never expected to recover, thro' old age, so as to be able to undergo the duty and fatigue of a Campaign, and therefore think it my duty to resign, and beg the favour of you to lay it before the General Assembly that they may appoint another in my place agreeable to the Consitution, which will be for the good of the State, and oblige

Your humble Servt.,

Rowan, Jany. 2nd, 1779.