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Letter from Richard Caswell to Henry Laurens
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 14, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 221-222

GOV. CASWELL TO HON. PRESDT. LAURENS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

North Carolina 14th September 1778.

Sir:

The General Assembly in May last resolved that a French Regiment should be raised in this State for the service of the United States, gave the command of the same to Col. Chariol and directed

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Commissioners to issue to the officers necessary to command such Regiment, among whom Monsr. Sureau Duvivier was appointed Major, who whilst in that station behaved with unexceptionable conduct. The General Assembly in August last, finding it was impracticable to raise the said Regiment thought proper to disband such privates as had been raised, and declared the State had no further occasion for the service of the officers. Mr. Duvivier is very desirous of being employed in the Continental service, and his late conduct here induces me to take the liberty of recommending him to your notice.

I have the honor to be with the greatest respect and regard Sir,
your mo. ob. & very huml. Servt.
RICHARD CASWELL.