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Letter from Rawlins Lowndes to Richard Caswell
Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800
November 14, 1778
Volume 13, Page 277

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

Charles Town 14th Nov. 1778.

Sir:

I had the honor of receiving your Excellency's favor of the 5th together with the Despatches from Congress by your Express; your former messenger which brought your favor of the 30th Oct. was despatched before I received the order the latter. An invasion of this State appears now in a serious light, to Congress, and I am hope of aid by their liberal assistance, and the aid of our good friends from No. Carolina and Virginia. We shall be obliged to your Excellency if you will be pleased to despatch a messenger ahead with the account of the marching of your Troops, as soon as they set off and their numbers, and if your Excellency can encourage the bringing of stock, Cattle and other provisions into this State, they will meet with a ready purchase. I have the Honr. to be with very great regard Sir,

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