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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to Richard Caswell
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
December 03, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 357-358


Chas. Town, December 3rd., 1779.

Dear Sir:

I had the pleasure of hearing, a few days since, that the State of North Carolina had voted to raise and send to this State three thousand of their Militia. I wish to know when they may be expected, by whom they will be commanded, what route or routes they will take, and how they are supplied with arms, accoutrements, and Camp utensils. A General exchange of prisoners of war has lately taken place here. We have none now with the Enemy saving a few Officers. I hear that there are some in your State for which our officers will be

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given. We credited for them in New Providence, where we are much indebted, or have credit for them, to be accounted for hereafter. I shall be obliged by hearing from you on these subjects.

I am, Dear Sir, with great esteem,
Your Excellency's most obed't servant,
Governor Caswell.