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Letter from Robert Howe to Richard Caswell
Howe, Robert, 1732-1786
January 31, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 370-371

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charleston 31st Jan'y. 1777.

Dear Sir:

Upon the resignation of Mr. Jones of the Light Horse I appointed Mr. Medici to the rank of Captain till the pleasure of the Convention

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of your State was known. I think it but justice to him to add that he has shown himself thro' the whole of his conduct here in such a manner as to merit my approbation and to obtain the respect of the officers whenever he has served. I therefore hope he will have his appointment confirmed, and take the liberty to solicit your interest in his behalf, and am, Dear Sir,

Your Excellency's Most ob. hum. serv't,

His Excellency Richard Caswell Esq. President of the State of North Carolina.
Dear Sir:

Capt. Medici having informed me, since I sealed my letter, that some malicions persons had endeavored to asperse him in North Carolina, please give him a copy of my letter to you if he desires it.

I am, Sir, your Excellency's most ob. serv't,

31st Jan. 1777.