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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 24, 1779
Volume 14, Page 74

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Newington, 24th April, 1779.


Your favor of the 20th I rec'd by Mr. Martin, who has, he informs me, finished the business he came upon. I am much obliged to you for the information you gave me regarding the movements of the Count's Legion and Col. Mason's Virginians, tho' I am really concerned to find other Troops slower in their motion than those of this State, of the greater part of which I have so much cause to complain, and this altogether owing to the negligence, want of knowledge or of some other causes, to me unknown, in the officers. I have much to say to you, but will defer it till I have the pleasure of seeing you at Smithfield.

I am, Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt.,