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Letter from Abner Nash to Richard Caswell
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
June 10, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 479-480


June 10, 1781, Capt. Shine's.


Being very unwell I have declined going to Kingston today and will meet the Troops tomorrow at Burncote. I beg you to hurry on the troops with all possible dispatch as I want to see the Event of the Duplin affair before I go to the Assembly. Col. Linton has resigned his commission for which I am very sorry especially at a time so critical as this. However I hope it will make no disturbance among the men he brought from Halifax district. Should there be any appearance of such thing I hope you will reconcile them & if necessary Let them know that every man who shall presume to mutiny or go away shall be turned over to the Continental Service or punished with immediate Death as the Law directs. I hope yr.

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sprained knee will not prevent yr. marching with the troops. I am Sir,

Yr. obt. servt.,

I understand Majr. Wood of Col. Linton's party is not yet joined. I desire you to send him immediate orders to join you at such place as you judge necessary. Don't wait for meale if it is not to be had immediately at Kingston but push on for Burncote tomorrow morning.


I desire yo. to put the inclosed Letter into the Hand of some one as soon as you can hast to deliver it to Mr. Farrow on his arrival wt. my Baggage at Kingston wch.I expect will be on Tuesday;if he don't get the Letter he won't know where to go.