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Letter from James Hogun to Richard Caswell
Hogun, James
July 31, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 334-335


Philadelphia, 31st July, 1779.


I make no doubt that your Excellency has before this received intelligence of the glorious victory gained by the Light Infantry of our Army commanded by Gen. Wayne, over a Garrison of the Enemy at Stony Point.

I have the pleasure to enclose to your Excellency a paper containing the particulars of that important affair.

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By some arrivals yesterday from St. Eustatia we have accounts in a paper printed at Antigua of the St. Vincent being taken by the French. A copy of the capitulation is in the papers, which I have not had the pleasure of perusing, but am informed is very honorable on the part of his most Christain Majesty. By the same vessels we have advice that the Marquis De Lafayette is returning to America at the Head of a considerable Force. How far this latter account may be depended on I can't presume to determine; the former I believe to be true.

I am, with due respect,
Your Excellency's Mo. obed't Serv't,
Gov. Caswell.