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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to Richard Caswell
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
April 04, 1779
Volume 14, Page 59

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GEN. B. LINCOLN TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

April 4th, 1779.

Dear Sir:

In my letter of yesterday I enclosed a copy of one to Congress. I forgot to mention that after that was written I learned that Brier Creek was fordable with horse near the the lower bridge, and that Gen. Ashe had not many boats. General Moultrie, General Rutherford and myself, when with General Ashe on the first of March, understood by him that he could soon pass his men in the boats he had—he saith we misapprehended him, that he only informed us that he expected boats.

I am, dear Sir,
Your affectionate humble servant,
B. LINCOLN.