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Letter from Richard Caswell to George Washington
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 14, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 220-221

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

North Carolina, 14th September 1778.

Sir:

The General Assembly in my last directed a French Regiment to be raised in this State for the service of the United States, and directed Commissions to issue to the officers necessary to command such Regiment, among whom was Monsr. Sureau Duvivier appointed Major, the impracticability of raising which Regiment

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appeared to the General Assembly in their late session in August last, when they thought proper to disband the privates that were enlisted, and declared the State had no further service for their officers. Mr. Duvivier who will have the Honor of presenting this letter, behaved extremely well in his station whilst employed here, which induces me to take the liberty of recommending him to your Excellency's notice.

I have the honor to be with the utmost respect and regard, Sir, your Excellency's mo. ob. & very huml. Servt.
R. CASWELL.