To his Excellency Richard Caswell Esq. Governor, Captain General, and Commender in Chief, in and over the State of North Carolina.
The Memorial of the Officers of the Artillery Co: of the said State.
Sheweth, That your Memorialists are under the necessity of representing to your Excellency the ill state of the Clothing of said Company, and humbly request the same may be amended.
The Artillery Company has been now raised almost one year and a half, during which time Memo'ts have not received for said Co: but eight Blankets; neither have they received their complement of shoes, and many of them are barefooted.
Your Memo'ts Men have not received new clothes yet from a love of the service, and being willing to defend the liberty of America as far as in them lies, they are willing to put up with any inconveniency, but at the same time, would with submission hint the bad condition they are in to promote it, when their men, are in such a bad manner provided for. Your Memo'ts would not choose to enumerate their Grievances in this way which are really many, but leave the rectifying of them to your Excellency's wisdom.