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Letter from Richard Caswell to Horatio Gates
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 14, 1780
Volume 14, Page 555

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Camp Rugeleys, 14th August, 1780.


About Sixty Gentlemen in & about Halifax in No. Carolina formed themselves into a Company & Voluntarily entered into the Service of their Country. They Marched, overtook the Militia & put themselves under my Command. At Anderson's they joined Major Armstrong, and have since been considered as a part of the Light Infantry. But this day I have received a remonstrance from them on the Subject of their present Situation, to which I beg leave to refer, And shall be happy in knowing it will be agreeable to you that I should recall those Volunteers from their present command & employ them in any detachment you may think proper to order on any other rout than that towards Camden.

I am, with great respect, Sir,
Your Most obedt. & Very hum. Servt.,
Hon. Gen. Gates.