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Letter from John Jay to Richard Caswell
Jay, John, 1745-1829
August 12, 1779
Volume 14, Page 192

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PRESDT. JOHN JAY TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, 12th August, 1779.

Sir:

In obedience to an Act of Congress of the 10th Inst, of which the enclosed is a Copy, I am to request that your Excellency will be pleased to give the necessary orders for forwarding the Troops of North Carolina, directed to go to South Carolina, with all possible despatch.

An object so important and interesting as the defence of a Sister State cannot fail to engage your attention to every measure necessary for that purpose. I shall therefore decline enlarging on the subject.

With sentiments of respect and esteem,
I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's Mo. ob. Serv't,
JOHN JAY, Pres'd't.
Gov. Caswell.