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Letter from Richard Caswell to Rawlins Lowndes
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
November 05, 1778
Volume 13, Page 265

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GOV. CASWELL TO PRESDT. LOWNDES OF S. C.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

New Bern 5th November 1778.

Sir:

The Packet and Letters herewith enclosed came to hand last night, they are now sent on by express.

I had the honor of sending you an express a few days past, his despatches I hope will reach you in a day or two.

Congress required 3000 men to be sent without loss of time, to the aid of South Carolina and Georgia. These men are collecting, they are to Rendezvous the 10th Instant, and will march as soon thereafter as practicable. Congress have now required 2000 more to be raised and sent on the same service. This requisition I shall lay before the Council tomorrow to have their resolutions thereon, I shall do myself the honor to acquaint you with as early as possible. I am sir, with very great respect and esteem your most obedient servant,

R. CASWELL.