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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 07, 1778
Volume 13, Page 30

GOV. CASWELL TO BRIG. GENL. JOHN ASHE.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Newington 7th Febry 1778.

Dear Sir:

Let me entreat you to make me a return of your Brigade, 'tis the only one not yet returned. It will be impossible, in case an aid shall be required by Congress, and I have every reason to expect it, for me to proportion the number of men to be raised from each Brigade, until I am favored with the return now required. If the Militia shall be ordered to march to the aid of the United States, will it be agreeable to you to command them, if it will, 'twil give me pleasure, otherwise I think it may be necessary for me to go with them. However this is entre nous.

I am Dr Sir, with the greatest regard and esteem your most obedient servant,
R. CASWELL.