Letter from James Hogun to Richard Caswell
Volume 14, Pages 15-16
GEN. JAMES HOGUN TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Philadelphia, Jan. 16th, 1779.
I have the pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that by order of the Commander in Chief I have marched my Regiment to this place, where we are settled in the Barracks. We had a severe march from West Point, which we quitted about the middle of last month, and the people, tho' the weather was excessively cold, arrived here in reasonable health and good spirits. We have left
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some behind unable to travel as yet, but I hope they will join us in a little time. I thought it my duty to acquaint you with our Situation, as the humaneness of your temper, I am convinced, makes you pleased tc hear of the welfare of your fellow Citizens. We had a working campaign of it, and continued in Tents, while we staid at West Point, which makes the exchange of places the more agreeable. We have had little amusement lately, but the altercations of Common Sense and Mr. Deane, 'til within this few days Congress has published a Resolve for calling in two Emissions of money, that of May 20th, 1777, and April 11th, 1778, which has made great confusion, and caused a stagnation of Trade, but, however, good judges expect it will be attended with no fatal consequences. I would have wrote more fully to your Exceliency, but as Capt. Medici and Capt. Cole are both going straight to Halifax, I imagine the particulars might be more satisfactory from them.
I am honored Sir, with great esteem,
Your Excellency's mo. ob. humb. Serv't.,