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Letter from Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
October 04, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 238-239

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 4th Oct. 1778.


My last letter to your Excellency was under the 26th Ulto. by Messenger Jones. Within the present cover will be found two acts of Congress, viz—one of the 21st Sept. for enabling the States of Virginia and North Carolina to purchase certain cannon

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now lying in North Carolina which had been imported on account of the United States; and one of the 2nd Inst. for extending the present Embargo on provisions to the last day of January 1779, and for divers other purposes therein mentioned. Enclosed your Excellency will also find extract of a letter from a correspondent of mine in Camp giving a melancholy account of a late advantage gained by the enemy over Col. Baylor's Regiment of Horse and some of the Jersey Militia. I have the honor to be with very high esteem & the utmost respect, Sir,

Your Excellency's Mo. Ob. humb. Servt.
Prest. Congress.