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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
May 12, 1779
Volume 14, Page 83

PRESIDENT JOHN JAY TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 12th May, 1779.

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency herewith enclosed a copy of an Act of Congress, passed the 17th Inst., providing for the further defence of South Carolina and Georgia.

By it your Excellency will perceive that the recruits lately raised and now raising in Virginia to complete that State's Quota of Continental Troops are ordered to join the Southern Army, and that four of the Continental Regiments of North Carolina are also to be employed in the Southern service.

I have the honor to be, with great respect,
Your Excellency's Mo. ob. humble Servt.,
JOHN JAY,
President.
Gov. Caswell.