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Circular letter from Richard Caswell to the Brigadier Generals of the North Carolina Militia
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 31, 1779
Volume 14, Page 181

GOV. R. CASWELL TO BRIGADIERS OF THE SEVERAL DISTRICTS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 31st July, 1779.

Sir:

It appearing to the Council that the Militia ordered to be embodied in this State, and marched to the Southward under your command, are at this time unnecessary, that Board has therefore advised me to disband them, in pursuance of which advice you are hereby required to disband such of the Militia of your Brigade as are embodied, for the present, but at the same time to direct them to hold themselves in readiness to assemble on the shortest notice. You will also acquaint the Commanding Officers of such of the Regiments of your Brigade as have not embodied their men that it is now unnecessary, but their drafts are to be completed, and the officers and men so drafted to hold themselves in readiness to assemble on the shortest notice.

I am, very respectfully, Sir,
Your most obedient Serv't,
R. CASWELL.