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Letter from John Williams to Richard Caswell
Williams, John
July 19, 1777
Volume 11, Page 740

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COL. JNO. WILLIAMS TO GOV. RICH'D CASWELL.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]


Halifax 19th July 1777.

May it please your Excellency:

You will receive herewith a return of each Battalion now Assembled at this Place, shou'd have waited some time longer for Major Davidson of the 4th Battalion, but Capt. Goodman who has just arrived informs me, that he will not join us till Friday next & that he is now on his March from Salisbury. Capt. Hall of the 9th is also on his way from Surry with his recruits, and many other of the Subaltern Officers have not come in. Your Excellency shall as soon as they join have a return of such recruits as they shall bring with them, together with a list of those officers that will be left for the recruiting service and as there are a number that have not made a return of their success in that service, I thought it most advisable not to nominate those Gent. untill Major Davidson & Capt. Hall had joined us; I think at least one Commission'd Officer on that head– You will also receive the Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry held by your Instructions.– Mr. Wm. Pasteur paymaster to the—Battalion is now in this Town & setts off for Newbern tomorrow, who says he is willing & even desirous of acting as paymaster to the whole of my Division, cou'd he be furnished with Money for the purpose. I have informed Colo. Long who will take the necessary steps in providing Waggons &c.

I have the Honor to be Your Excellency's Most Obed Humble Sert.
JOHN WILLIAMS.

Returns of the Troops in No. Carolina 19th July 1777

1st Regt.
14 Officers
12 Recruits
Tot. 19
2nd
11 “
45 “
66
3rd
11 “
9 “
20
4th
10 “
45
5th
12 “
13 “
24
6th
20 “
25 “
78
7th
14 “
38 “
29
8th
12 “
15 “
23
9th
18 “
28 “
69
122 Officers 185 Recruits
307
Total