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Letter from Richard Caswell to Griffith Rutherford
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
November 25, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 297-298

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 25th 1778.


This will be handed you by Col. Sumner who is the commanding officer of the Continental Troops in this State. Of course he will take charge of such of them as are with your Brigade, and I

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take the liberty of recommending Col. Sumner to your particula attention as a Gentleman who will be able to give you great assistance in the Military way, and I flatter myself you will find him inclined thereto, and an agreeable companion.

The Troops have not yet marched from hence; I expect they will in a few days; their delay has been entirely owing to the tardiness of the Edenton and Halifax Militia.

I have nothing particular to communicate at present, when any thing material occurs I shall advise you. I am Sir, with great respect Sir,

Your most obedient Servant,