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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 06, 1778
Volume 13, Page 124

GOV. CASWELL TO HON. JOHN ASHE ESQUIRE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF MILITIA, WILMINGTON.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
(Circular)

New Bern, 6th May 1778.

Sir,

I beg leave to recommend the carrying into execution the late law for completing our Continental Battalions to your particular attention, and also that you give orders to the Commanding Officer of the several Regiments of militia composing your Brigade to hold themselves and officers and men under their command in readiness to act, as occasion may require, in defence of American Freedom and in support of our common rights. The inducement I have to request the latter you will see by the enclosed paper.

I am, Sir, with very great respect your most obedient servant.
R. CASWELL.