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Letter from John Simpson to Richard Caswell
Simpson, John, 1728-1788
November 17, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 287-288

COL. JOHN SIMPSON TO GOV. R. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Chatham, Novr. 17th 1778.

Sir:

Mr. Josiah Ascue to whose lot it fell to go out as Lieut. in our second draft, being unable to march by reason of a wound in his

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ancles, has procured a lad to drive the Cart or play the Fife, and begs leave to resign his command. I beg leave to recommend to act as Lieut. this Campaign in his stead, Mr. George Falconer. I take him to be active, &c. Our second drafted men I hope will be with you in time. My compliments to Brig. Bryan and the Gentlemen of the Council. I wish to be with you, but the circumstances of my family will not permit. I am

Your huml. servt.
JOHN SIMPSON.

P. S. Our second draft will meet on Monday next at Martinsborough. Should be glad Mr. Falconer could be back by the time to take charge, &c.

J. S.