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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Bryan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 22, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 90-91

GOVERNOR CASWELL TO COL JOHN BRYAN, CRAVEN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 22nd May, 1779.

Sir:

This will be handed you by Mr. Hardy Bryan, who will deliver you such notes from the Law for raising men for the defence of this

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and the neighboring States, as will be sufficient to govern your conduct in those particulars. Your Rendezvous is appointed to be at So. west Bridge, in the upper part of your County, where I will direct a Continental officer to attend to receive such men as may be raised in your County, and where provisions can be furnished them from the Magazine here with more ease and convenience than elsewhere. Let me entreat you to make a return on the fourth day of July at farthest of the men who are raised in your County, in order that I may take the necessary measures for sup-plying the deficiency by drafts from the Militia.

I am, Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt.,
R. CASWELL.