Letter from James Richardson to Richard Caswell
Volume 14, Pages 63-64
COL. JAS. RICHARDSON TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Cross Creek, April 8th, 1779.
I am here waiting, with orders from Col. Johnson to march all
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the men from the District of Wilmington, likewise nine months' men that are desired for South Carolina, immediately to join the Troops at Head Quarters. There are numbers from different Counties not had their Bounties, and will not go without, and their spirits promised by act of Assembly. No pots for the Soldiers without money. I have sent to Genl. Lillington to send the men immediately from the different Counties to join me at Cross Creek. I shall march them away as soon as they are furnished. I have sent my bond by Capt. John Armstrong, in order to get money for the above purposes.
Please send me a Commission for this Expedition.
I am, Your Excellency's mo. ob. humble Serv't,