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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to Joseph Hewes
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 17, 1779
Volume 14, Page 84

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 17th May, 1779.

Dear Sir:

Your favor of the 12th reached me here this moment. The contents are truly alarming, and I am amazed. I have rec'd no official account of the enemy from Virginia. The Assembly adjourned on Saturday last; what that Body may have done, if any thing, regarding such matters, I am a stranger, but expect to receive information this day.

I shall get the Council together as soon as the same is practicable, and take every step in my power to send such succour to such parts of the Country where they may be required. In the meantime let me entreat you to give me, by express, every information in your power regarding the movements of the enemy.

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