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Letter from Richard Caswell to James Martin
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
June 16, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 163-164

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston 16th June 1778.


Your letter of the 11th Instant, I received yesterday evening. I am amazed the entry taker in your county should refuse to pay over what monies he may have received for the public, agreeable to the act for raising the men. The money sent for to the Northward is not arrived but daily expected, 'tis not in my power to supply you, but as soon as the money comes the paymaster or his assistant shall be sent up to pay the Bounty and pay due the men; in the mean time if you can prevail on the men to march to Peytonsburg I would recommend that measure which will tend to facilitate the service, and you may assure them they will be paid off. However if you do not succeed in that, keep them together at the Court house or most convenient place until the paymaster

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arrives, but of the measures you take you will do well to advise me, holding your men always in readiness to march at the shortest notice. I am Sir, your mo. obedt. Servt.