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Letter from Richard Caswell to Patrick Henry
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 20, 1779
Volume 14, Page 87

GOVERNOR CASWELL TO HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR HENRY.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 20th May, 1779.

Sir:

Your letter, written by the advice of the Council, requesting this State to furnish Troops as well for the commonwealth of Virginia itself as to oppose the British forces to the Southward, I received, and, as the General Assembly was then sitting, I laid the same before that Body, who was of opinion that it contained a proposition of a strange nature, founded in reasons which have no weight in themselves, and therefore the Assembly requests me to testify their total disapprobation of the proposition, and appeal from the sense of the Council to the wisdom and virtue of the General Assembly of Virginia.

I am, with great respect and esteem, Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt.,
R. CASWELL.