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Letter from Richard Caswell to Patrick Henry
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 01, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 309-310

GOV. CASWELL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. HENRY OF VA.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston 1st December, 1778.

Sir:

I had the honor to receive your favor of the 23d ulto. this day, when I immediately laid the same before the Council, who from a desire of this State's rendering every service in her power to the

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United States, have advised me to send the Caswell with such of our Gallies as you may think proper to the attack of Florida, on your sending one of the Gallies belonging to your State to her station at Ocracock. This appears to me to be absolutely necessary for the protection of the Trade of both States. I shall therefore order the ship to be in readiness to join such of yours as you shall order on the service.

The time when you think your Gallies will arrive at Ocracock, you will be pleased to advise me, that the Caswell may be in readiness to proceed without loss of time. I have the honor to be with very great respect & esteem Sir,

Your mo. ob. Servt.
R. CASWELL.