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Orders from Richard Caswell to John Vance concerning his company of artillery
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 15, 1777
Volume 22, Page 905

Sir:—

As your company is received into the Continental service, you must in future receive orders from Colonel Sheppard or the officer commanding his battalion. Your company is to march with that regiment from Kinston on Thursday, the 25th day of September, instant, and pursue such orders as may be from time to time given by the commanding officer of the Tenth Continental Battalion raised in this State, until you join some artillery battalion in the same service, or you shall receive orders from an officer of superior command.

You will consider this as your orders for the present, and conduct yourself accordingly.

RICHARD CASWELL.

Newington, 15th September, 1777.
To Capt. John Vance, of the North Carolina Artillery Company.