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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Heritage
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 08, 1779
Volume 14, Page 149

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GOV. CASWELL TO WM. HERITAGE, ESQ., LIEUT. COL. COM. STATE REGIMENT.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 8th July, 1779.

Sir:

There does not appear any real necessity for your Regiment remaining longer at Fort Caswell, and, as the forage is destroyed and corn scarce in that part of the country, I think it will be best to remove your camp. You are therefore required to march your men, as soon as it may be found practicable, to Kingston, and on their arrival there to make me a general return of the strength and condition of the Regiment. On your march you are to receive, at Pollock's Bridge, from McNeal or whoever has the public stores in care, all the arms and ammunition sent there to be conveyed to the Southern States for the use of the army, and bring the same to Kingston. You had best apply to Major Pasteur, Assistant Quarter Master, for an order for the same. You are required to order two wagons to call on Major Pasteur, at New Bern, for such public goods as may be under his directions, to be sent to the Commissary of Stores, and bring them to Kingston. The wagoners had better be such as have had the small-pox; enquire for Col. Long's negro, Ralph, a wagoner, and order him on with the troops. Send your Quarter Master to me immediately, as I have some particular orders for him to execute.

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


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: According to the Executive Letter Book, this letter was addressed to John Herritage, not his brother William.