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Letter from John Butler to Richard Caswell
Butler, John, d. 1786
October 22, 1778
Volume 13, Page 248

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GEN. JOHN BUTLER TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Mount Pleasant, Oct. 22nd 1778.

Sir:

I received your letter dated Kingston 16th Oct. 1778. The orders therein contained comes very unexpectedly, as I have never heard of the Enemy's movements to the Southward. I beg leave to assure your Excellency that every thing in my power shall be done in compliance with them; and shall let you know every thing of consequence in the course of this business by Express. I am Sir,

Your Obedient servant,
JOHN BUTLER.