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Letter from Michael Rogers to Richard Caswell
Rogers, Michael
July 29, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 178-179

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Wake County, July 29th, 1779.


I have raised 47 men from the Militia of this County, agreeable to my orders from the Brigadier Gen'l, amongst which is 17 volunteers. The men seems very unwilling to march without their Bounty, and, as I have not that sum to advance on this necessary and important occasion, am obliged to make application to you; and as the present expedition prevents me from coming to you myself, have sent Mr. Jonas Lassiter, a person whom I can entrust. You'l therefore please to send their Bounty by him, or

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direct him where he may get it, as I have promised the men their Bounty before they leave Hillsboro'.

I am, Sir, with much esteem,
Your Excellency's mo. ob. & very humbl. Serv't,

P. S. Please direct the Secretary to send up half dozen blank Militia Commissions.