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Letter from Richard Caswell to Rawlins Lowndes
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 06, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 119-120

GOV. CASWELL TO PRESIDT. LOWNDES OF S. C.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

No. Carolina, New Bern 6th May 1778.

Sir:

Col. Chariol, a French Gentleman, the bearer of this, has received a Commission from this State to raise a Regiment in defence of American Liberty, and to be composed of French Sailors and other natives of France, or the French West Indies. He is persuaded from his general acquaintance with those of his nation that

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he shall have great success in recruiting, if he shall proceed so far South as Charleston. I beg leave to recommend him to your protection, and that if consistent with the policy of your State, you will be pleased to give him liberty to recruit.

I have the honor to be with very great respect Sir,
Your Excellency's most obedient Servant,
R. CASWELL.