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Letter from John Rutledge to Richard Caswell
Rutledge, John, 1739-1800
June 25, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 502-503

PRESIDENT J. RUTLEDGE, OF S. C., TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Cha'st'n, June 25th, 1777.

Dr. Sir:—

The Marquis de la Fayette, nephew to the French ambassador to the Court of Great Britain, and Baron de Kalb, who were bound

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to Phil'a. in order to join the army under General Washington, the former in the character of a volunteer, and the latter of a General officer, having, with several officers and gentlemen of their suite, put into this port, whence they proceed by land, occasions my troubling you with this, to introduce them to your notice, being persuaded that they will receive from you, en passant, such civilities as foreigners of distinction may expect.

I am &c.,
J. RUTLEDGE.
Gov. Caswell.