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Letter from John Ashe to Benjamin Lincoln
Ashe, John, 1725-1781
April 03, 1779
Volume 14, Page 55

GEN. JOHN ASHE TO MAJOR GENERAL B. LINCOLN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

April 3rd, 1779.

Sir:

Agreeable to your desire of yesterday, & my instructions from his Excellency, Gov. Caswell, I have endeavored to persuade this Brigade to continue in Service two months longer, or at least till the reinforcement from our State arrives. I am sorry to inform you that there was but one man consented to continue.

I am., &c.,
JOHN ASHE.
To Major General Lincoln.