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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Luttrell
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 22, 1778
Volume 13, Page 53

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Dobbs 22d Febry 1778.


The Council having met last week at New Bern and dispatched the business I had to lay before them, and not being myself in very good condition for travelling, I send the Bearer Mr. Patterson to receive any returns or papers you may have for me. I hope you have pursued the orders I issued last directing the officers, New recruits, Soldiers on Furlough, and apprehended Deserters, to repair to Halifax, and if I am happy enough to receive your return pr Bearer, I shall immediately give orders for the Troops marching from Halifax with some wagons that are going on with Soldiers Clothing to Pennsylvania.

I have several times heard of Col. Polk's return from the Grand Army, but not a syllable from him nor do I know that he is in the State.

I am Sir,
Your obdt servt,
Colo. Luttrell or officer commanding the Continental Troops in North Carolina to meet him at Smithfield.