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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from James Hogun to Richard Caswell
Hogun, James
July 16, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 158-159

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, July 16th, 1779.


I was some time ago honored with your Excellency's favor of the 26th May, by Mr. Robinson, enclosing the Act of Assembly in favor of our officers, which I think will give general satisfaction. Should have done myself the honor of answering yours before this, only for waiting the opportunity by express, who has been delayed by the Delegates of our State till now. The assiduity of Mr. Craige in purchasing articles of clothing for the officers will much oblige them, as they are in great want, particularly of linens and Uniforms, &c., it being out of their power to purchase at the exorbitant prices such things are sold at in the stores.

The Honorable Board of War has ordered that the Uniforms of our Officers be blue and white, which it would be proper Mr. Craige would observe in the purchase of the clothes. Mr. Robinson will deliver you one of the latest papers, from which your Excellency may satisfy yourself with every thing that transpires in this place.

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Genl. Washington, with the main body of the Troops, is still in Smiths' Clover; the No. Carolina Brigade compose a part of the number which Garrisons West Point Fortress. The Enemy are all left King's Ferry, except about 800; have made some excursions into Connecticut, and done considerable damage by burning and destroying the Country, which seems to be their chief object.

I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's mo. ob. Serv't,