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Letter from Nathan Bryan to Richard Caswell
Bryan, Nathan, 1748-1798
June 30, 1779
Volume 14, Page 134

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

June 30th, 1779.


The enclosed is a Colonel's Commission, which I have thought proper to resign, and hope you will do me the favor to accept it as such.

My reason for troubling your Excellency with a Resignation at a time when the exertions of every man is called upon in his Country's service, I must beg leave to assign, which is that of our Militia being by a late Act of Assembly so broke—almost all the principal men being discharged, and the most of the soldiers wanting remain yet to be drafted for, and that out of the people least able to bear it, which will render the duty of an officer very disagreeable, and be attended with that difficulty which I do not like to undertake.

I am, &c.,
Your mo. ob. Serv't.,

P. S. If the Officers of the County should rise in rotation, I beg leave to recommend Capt. John Soler as a proper person for a second Major.

N. B.