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Letter from Richard Caswell to Nathan Bryan
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 17, 1779
Volume 14, Page 160

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GOV. R. CASWELL TO COL. NATT BRYAN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, July 17th, 1779.

Sir:

Your proportion of the 2,000 men required to march to So. Carolina from Jones County was fixed on a Supposition that the Inhabitants of that County did bear a greater proportion to those of Craven, no regular return being made from Jones, agreeable to my orders addressed to your predecessor. But as it now appears from the return you have furnished that the no. of men in Jones is much less than was apprehended, you are hereby required to furnish from that County sixteen men in lieu of those required by the orders of the Brigadier General, his orders to the contrary notwithstanding.

RICHARD CASWELL.