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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to Richard Caswell
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
January 28, 1780
Volume 15, Page 328

GEN. B. LINCOLN TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charlestown, Jany. 28th, 1780.

Dear Sir:

Doctor Halling will do himself the pleasure to deliver you this. He came to Philadelphia as a Surgeon to me, (I then needed one,) but on my getting better and Genl. Ashe wanting a Surgeon, the Doctor, at my request, joined him and was taken prisoner on the 3d of March at Brier Creek, where he lost his baggage. He is informed that your State have made a consideration to those under his circumstances; if so, give me leave to recommend the Doct. to the same indulgences, for he joined General Ashe rather from an expectation of rendering service than any other view. He discharged his duty while with that Corps with attention and judgment. To the Doctor I beg leave to refer your Excellency for the news of the day.

I am, dear Sir, with great esteem,
Your Excellency't Mo. ob. Servt.,
B. LINCOLN.