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Letter from Richard Caswell to Peter Mallett
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 19, 1779
Volume 14, Page 166

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GOV. CASWELL TO PETER MALLETT ESQ.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 19th July, 1779.

Sir:

You have enclosed a warrant on the Treasury for $5,000, which I request you will immediately apply to the purchasing Flour & Grain for the Continental Troops and Militia who may march your way to the Southward; you will also be pleased to supply them with Flesh provisions from the public Stock. I should have wrote you on this subject sooner, but it was 'til very lately altogether uncertain if these articles would be necessary at Cross Creek. Let me entreat you to give every assistance in your power to the Troops on their march. Col. Lamb, with a party of the hired men by the Militia, will, I expect, be with you in 10 days, or a fortnight at farthest.

I am, Sir,
Your Mo. Ob. Servt.,
R. CASWELL.