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Letter from John Baptist Ashe to Richard Caswell
Ashe, John Baptista, 1748-1802
September 16, 1777
Volume 11, Page 619

MAJOR J. B. ASHE TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New River, Sept. 16th, 1777.

Sir:—

The bearer Lieut. Nixon of the 6th Batt'n who will hand your Excellency this, was to have gone on, after the last division to the Noward, ere this, but the number of deserters now in the State, (belonging to the 6th Regiment) induced me to detain him, 'till now, when he waits on your Excellency to know your opinion, and if your Excellency thinks with me, to obtain a warrant of £100. Your Excellency will be pleased to excuse my want of paper, and I am with every esteem

Your Excellency's obedient humble serveant,
J. B. ASHE.