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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Richard Caswell to Robert White
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 17, 1779
Volume 14, Page 159

[From Executive Letter Book.]

17th July, 1779.


You are to proceed to Johnston Court house, from hence stopping and laying in at proper stages provender and forage for the State Light Horse and Teams belonging to that Regiment. At Mr. Gray's you will find some public corn. Mr. Sasser has corn, and very likely others in his neighborhood. If you find corn is to be had up Little River, you had best engage some that way, and contract for any reasonable quantity you can, delivered at Smithfield. You will do well to carry on a few of the Light Horse with you, and from time to time give the Commanding officer of your Regiment notice of your success, and the place where your corn is laid in.

As the Commissary is not here, I recommend to you the purchasing corn for the use of his department, and sending it to the Mills and getting it ground for him against the men belonging to the Regiment arrive. You cannot, I think, get too much of this article these dry times.

I am, Sir, your Ob. Serv't,