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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter to Benjamin Lincoln to Richard Caswell
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
June 06, 1779
Volume 14, Page 110

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Near B Mill House, Stono, June 6th, 1779.

Dear Sir:

As Maj. Rice, one of my aids, I hope will have the honor of delivering you this, from whom your Excellency will receive a very particular account of matters in this quarter, I must beg leave to be excused for not entering into them, but cannot help urging the necessity of aid from your State, and that it may be forwarded as soon as possible, for Genl. Butler's men will leave us on July 10th and your levies on the 10th of August.

General Count Pulaski is here with his Cavalry; they are much needed in this Country. He wishes to augment their numbers, and to have the aid of your State, so far as that his officers may be encouraged and supported to enlist men in it, and to recruit such of your Militia in Camp as may wish to join him.

I have the honor to be, Dr. Sir,
With the highest respect and esteem,
Your Excellency's very huml. Servt.,
Gov. Caswell.