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Letter from Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
June 09, 1778
Volume 13, Page 154

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PREST. HENRY LAURENS TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

York Town 9th June 1778.

Sir:

I had the honor of addressing your Excellency the 26th ulto, and since of presenting to Congress your Excellency's favor of the 6th Inst. being the 2nd of this date.

Within the present enclosure will be found the following Acts of Congress.

1st—27th May, for an establishment of the American Army.

2nd—28th for reforming the North Carolina Battalions.

3rd—4th June, for suspending or repealing the Acts of Assembly for regulating prices. This I believe Sir does not apply to North Carolina.

4th—6th for subsistence money to officers of Militia.

5th—8th for laying a General Embargo on provisions.

To these and to the enclosed P S. and more particularly to a separate circular which I shall deliver with this to Capt. Blount, I beg leave to refer.

Capt. Blount has been long detained from the Treasury, but the multiplicity of business there I presume has rendered an earlier dispatch impracticable. I am with my great esteem and respect Sir your Excellency's mo. ob. servt.

HENRY LAURENS
Prest. Congress.