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Letter from Richard Caswell to Joseph Hewes
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
November 29, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 308-309

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 29th Nov. 1778.

Dr. Sir:

Your favor of the 24th came to hand this day. I am sincerely glad you are returned to Carolina, and that your health is better than usual. Give me leave to recommend a little more relaxation from business than heretofore to you, it may conduce to the continuance of your health. Your former close application, has had a contrary tendency, and you are now arrived at a time of life when you may reasonably conclude your constitution will not support either the labours of the mind or Body as formerly. This freedom I know you will excuse. I thank you for the Intelligence you have been pleased to communicate. I have had no late accounts from the Northward. Genl. Lincoln was with me, two or three days on his way to the Southward. No news by him. He left this a week ago. As the probability of Troops going to Charles Town is only reduced to a possibility, I have declined going with the Troops. Genl. Ashe is appointed to the Command, and I make no doubt will render equal services, if

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occasion offers. This sir, will give me an opportunity I flatter myself, of seeing you at Halifax in January next. In the mean time I am with very great regard & esteem Dr. Sir,

Your most obedt. Servt.