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Letter from Richard Caswell to George Washington
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 22, 1778
Volume 13, Page 231

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

North Carolina, 22d September 1778.

Sir:

In May last the General Assembly of this State directed a French Regiment to be raised for the service of this State, and of the United States. But finding it impracticable to complete the same, in their late session last month disbanded such as were raised. Col. Chariol (the Bearer) had the honor to be appointed to the command of that Regiment. He is about to take a journey to the grand American Camp, and I take the liberty of giving this letter to introduce him to your Excellency. So far as Col. Chariol's conduct is in my observation or to my knowledge, it has been becoming the officer and the Gentleman.

The importunity of the French Gentlemen who were lately of Col. Chariol's Regiment are such that I can not do other than give you the trouble to receive sundry letters from me on the subject, and altho' I am very loth to trespass on your time, I cannot avoid it in these cases. The disposition of these people I know your Excellency has long since been acquainted with and therefore flatter myself, you will excuse the trouble I gave you respecting them.

I have the honor to be with the greatest respect and esteem, Sir, your Excellency's most obedient and very humble servant,
R. CASWELL.