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Letter from James Hogun to Richard Caswell
Hogun, James
July 09, 1778
Volume 13, Page 191

COL. JAMES HOGUN OF THE 7TH REGT. TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Halifax July 9th 1778.

Sir:

On the receipt of yours we immediately proceeded to the choice of officers, and here enclose you a list, and am sorry to say there were so many desirous to wait longer. On that they were told to proceed immediately or lay down their Commissions which you'l be made acquainted with hereafter.

We have appointed Lt. Col. Davidson, but he being at so great a distance, am at a loss to know whether he will act or not. Should he refuse Col. Sumner is to appoint one and send him after us.

By a letter I received yesterday, I find neither the Pay nor Muster Master will be here before Monday next.

As soon as the men are mustered shall give you a full account of both the firm and infirm of which the last are too many, some having sore legs and ruptures which render them incapable of duty.

You'll please to observe that Nathaniel Nutall is appointed by the officers as Q. M., who had acted in that capacity to the 9th Regiment, and was much approved of, we beg you to please grant him a Commission as ensign to enable him to act as Q. M. to this Regiment and you'll oblige Sir,

Your mo. ob. huml. Servt.
JAMES HOGUN, Col.