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Letter from Richard Caswell to Patrick Henry
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 06, 1778
Volume 13, Page 122

GOV. CASWELL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. HENRY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

No. Carolina, New Bern 6th May 1778.

Sir:

Col. Chariol a French Gentleman has obtained a Commission from this State, to raise a Regiment in defence of American Liberty, to be composed of French Sailors and other Natives of France or of the French West Indies. He purposes going into the State of Virginia to recruit, I beg leave to recommend him to your protection, and if consistent with the policy of your State, you will be pleased to grant him permission to recruit. I have the honor to be with very great respect and esteem Sir,

Your Excellency's most ob. Servt.
R. CASWELL.