His Excellency Thos. Burke, Esquire, Wake Court House.
Late last I received your Excellency’s Favor, and am very sorry to find that Col. Linton wishes to stay in Camp. Shall take your Excellency’s Directions respecting him and Maj. Griffin. Enclosed is a List of my Officers’ Names, Ranks and Corps to which they belong, also a Letter from Col. Emmett and one from Col. Kenan, which came to Hand this Morning. The Party sent to Kingston is not yet returned. As soon as they return, if any thing worthy of your Excellency’s notice, shall immediately transmit the same to you. Have sent an express to Newbern with the Dispatches to Abner Nash, Esquire.
I received a line some time past from Mr. M. D. Britigney, informing me he considered himself as 2nd in Command in the Newbern
Letter from Brigadier Caswell, July 13th, 1781. Same day received and answered.