Letter from Richard Caswell to commanding officer of the Cumberland County Militia
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
Volume 14, Pages 167-168
GOV. CASWELL TO COL. COM'D'G IN CUMBERLAND CO.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Kingston, 19th July, 1779.
Capt. Robt. Raiford is appointed to receive the men hired into the regular service by the Militia of your County; to him you will
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deliver them, and, as it will be impossible for the Commissary to furnish provisions for them and the Militia shortly to be marched from the different Counties to the places of General Rendezvous, I must request you to appoint some person to furnish provisions to the men from your County until they arrive at the Rendezvous in your District. I will, on your request, grant a warrant on the Treasury for such sums as may be necessary to defray these expenses, on account of the public. Pray do not fail doing this necessary business for your County, and in pushing your men to the time appointed.
I am, Sir,
Your ob. Servt.,