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Letter from Richard Caswell to Thomas Amis
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 05, 1778
Volume 13, Page 313

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GOV. CASWELL TO THOS. AMIS ESQ.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 5th December 1778.

Sir:

I had your favor of the 2d Inst. handed me last night. The Troops from the Northward & Eastward Districts have come in so slowly that I have not been able to get out to Elizabeth Town; indeed I do not know that I shall get there, for if I do it will be by Saturday next or within a day or two of that. You must apply to General Ashe for instructions in respect to provisions. Mr. Mallett will assist you in any thing he can, or undertake the whole whilst the Troops are in South Carolina. Mr. Blount will come on with money to pay the Troops from whom you will receive what you may have occasion for. He will set out in a day or two. The Continental Troops have passed the River. All the Militia that have marched this far, have and will cross Neuse to-day, that you may look for their arrival at Elizabeth Friday or Saturday. Pray direct Boats to be provided for them at So. River and the No. West. I will be with you about that time, if I possibly can. I am much hurried &

Your Ob. Servt.
R. CASWELL.