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Letter from Rawlins Lowndes to Richard Caswell
Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800
November 10, 1778
Volume 13, Page 271

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

Charles Town, 10th Nov. 1778.

Sir:

I had the honor of receiving your Excellency's favors of the 30th October, yesterday by your Express, together with the despatches from Congress. I have received no further advice relative to the designs of the Enemy against this State, nor does the President make any mention of the matter, in his letters accompanying his last despatches.

I am very sorry to inform your Excellency that the state of our army will not admit of our supplying your Troops with arms. The great losses and disappointments we have met with, in our endeavors to procure a suitable store, has rendered our stock inadequate to our own occasions, we should otherwise have been very happy in having it in our power to have imparted a share to you.

We shall be much honored in having your Excellency's presence among us. Being with very great Regard and respect Sir,

Your Excellency's mo. ob. Servt.
RAWL. LOWNDES.