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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Allen Jones to Richard Caswell
Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
February 19, 1779
Volume 14, Page 24

[From Executive Letter Book.]

February 19th, 1779.

Dr. Sir:

Agreeable to the directions of Assembly, I have given orders for raising two hundred light horse in the District of Halifax, but I have hoped that they will not be wanting, as in the present scarcity of provisions the embodying them will almost bring on a famine—I mean as to grain only. I should be glad to hear from you, how our affairs are situated to the Westward. The Virginia Troops begin to Rendezvous at Halifax, and as they are without provisions have directed Mr. Amis to supply them till I have the honor of your commands on this head. I am afraid I shall be at a loss to get a proper person to act as Commissary for the light horse, but I shall do as well as I can on this occasion. If you find that there will be no need for the horse from this District, pray inform me as soon as possible, as I already dread the consequences.

I am, with the most sincere esteem and regard, Your Excelly's mo. ob. serv't,