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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Page
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 21, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 584-585

GOV. CASWELL TO HON. JOHN PAGE, LT. GOVERNOR VIRGINIA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dobbs County, 21st Aug't, 1777.

Sir:—

Your favor of the 16th current I this moment received, and shall immediately give orders to the officers commanding the Militia in

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this State to hold the first and second divisions (which makes one half of the whole,) in readiness to march on the shortest notice. I have also appointed a meeting of the Council at New Bern the first of September, when I shall be glad to be favored with such intelligence as you shall think proper to communicate. I flatter myself this State will ever be ready to give her sister States every assistance in her power.

I am &c
RICHARD CASWELL.