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Letter from William Caswell to Thomas Burke
Caswell, William, 1754-1785
July 08, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 517-518

GENL. W. CASWELL TO GOV. BURKE.

Tompkin's Mill, July 8th, 1781.

Sir:

On my arrival at this place I recd. the inclosed Return & Letters, am also informed that the Troops will be near here this Night, on viewing the place and from the appearance of Mill pond Water (no other to be had) think our situation will be very Disagreeable. If a place within 6 or 7 Miles will answer the same purpose as if the Troops were Stationed here I think it will be much more agreeable to a fatigued & Sickly Crew. The carrying of the Meal to Camp will be the greatest difficulty. Should your Excellency think that the

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post should be maint'ed it will be necessary for the whole to be here, if not the Horse will be sufficient to help the mill.

I am with respect & Esteem your Excellcys.,
Most obed.,
W. CASWELL, Br. Gl.
His Excellcy. Govr. Burke, Esqr.