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Letter from Richard Caswell to Abner Nash
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
April 15, 1781
Volume 15, Page 439

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Dobbs, 15th April, 1781.


The second person sent by me for General Greene's Camp is Just returned with a Letter from General Butler, which I do myself the Honor of Sending under Cover herewith, the first Man I make no doubt will return in a day or two as the Bearer says he heard, when a little distance from Gen. Butler's Camp, General Greene's evening Gun, of Course he could Not be far off, if any intelligence by that Man it shall be forwarded to your Excellency.

I intend sending an Express this day to General Lillington's Camp in expectation of hearing some thing of Ld. Cornwallis's movements, if your Excellency has received any information from that quarter, will you be pleased to Communicate the same to me by the bearer? I submit the propriety of Continuing or otherwise the Riders to General Greene's Camp to your Excellency, if you think sir, 'tis necessary to Continue them, it shall be done. I have the Honor to be, with the greatest respect & esteem Sir, Your Excellency's most obedt., humble Servt.,

His Excellency, Govr. Nash.