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Letter from Richard Caswell to Griffith Rutherford
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
November 13, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 276-277

GOV. CASWELL TO GENL. GRIFFITH RUTHERFORD.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston 13th Nov. 1778.

Sir:

I have at length despatched, Mr. Thomas Blount with a large sum of money to pay off the regular Troops and Bounty of the Militia, going to the aid of South Carolina, and Georgia, from the Districts of Salisbury and Hillsborough. He is to let the Commissary and Quarter Master by you appointed have any reasonable

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sums you may direct, on their giving the security I in my last letter to you by Shute mentioned.

You will be pleased to make me as early a return as you possibly can as well of the Continental Troops and New Levies as of the Militia forming your Brigade. What Militia and Continental Troops are here will be marched from hence in about three days, without waiting for the Halifax and Edenton Militia, which I fear will be longer coming.

Please to inform me if your Commissary can lay in provisions convenient to be transported for the subsistence of our Troops, whilst in South Carolina, if he can the prices of Flour, Cattle and Pork, and what sums it will be necessary to furnish him in money. I mean not hereby to require him to engage more than for your Brigade, until you hear further from me. Pray don't omit letting me hear fully from you on all occasions. I am with great respect and esteem,

Your most obedient Servant,

R. CASWELL.