Letter from John Simpson to Richard Caswell
Simpson, John, 1728-1788
Volume 13, Pages 287-288
COL. JOHN SIMPSON TO GOV. R. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Chatham, Novr. 17th 1778.
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.
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.