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Letter of recommendation from Robert Rowan to Richard Caswell concerning Andrew Beard
Rowan, Robert
July 31, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 180-181

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Campbleton, July 31st, 1779.


I hope your Excellency will excuse this liberty I have taken in recommending the bearer, Mr. Andrew Beard, (who has some application to made to your Excellency concerning Deserters,) as a very active, enterprising man, and I believe a man that has taken up more deserters than any other person in this State. He served with me in So. Carolina in the year 1776, as a Serjeant,

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behaving exceedingly well, and has lately served to the Southward as a Volunteer with great credit. I hope your Excellency has enjoyed a perfect state of health since I had the pleasure of seeing you, may long enjoy, is the sincere wish of, Sir,

Your Excellency's Mo. ob. very humbl. Serv't,