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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Tilman
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
October 14, 1786
Volume 18, Page 763

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, October 14th, 1786.


Upon the Petition of Mr. Charles Roach, I have thought proper to restore him to his command of the Company of Militia in your Regiment, formerly under his command; if there has been any determination of a Court Martial to his disadvantage as has been suggested, the Commanding Officer should have been furnished with a copy. This I do not learn has been the case, and the reason of his being superseded in his command, is, in my judgment, not such as ought to have operated against him, but rather in his favor; for it certainly is the duty of every man to comply with the Laws of his Country, and his doing so in the most perilous times, should have given him credit with his Country, rather than have been a means of degrading him under any circumstance I am acquainted with. I require you shall consider Capt. Roach under the present Commission as restored to his former command, and that he take rank accordingly.

I am Sir, with great esteem,
Your most obedient Servant,