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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Ashe
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
December 05, 1778
Volume 13, Page 315

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 5th December, 1778.

Dear Sir:

I had flattered myself it would have been in my power to have got to Elizabeth Town before this, but the Militia from the Districts of Edenton and Halifax had been so tardy, that it was entirely out of my power; if I can get that length it would be about Saturday next. If I do not arrive within a day or two after that time, do not look for me. The Continental Troops, upwards of 200 Rank and File, have crossed Neuse. The Militia are crossing and will be all (that have marched thus far) over this day, less than 1000. They will proceed directly on, and may arrive at Elizabeth Town Friday or Saturday next, if not delayed in crossing South River and the No'West.

Mr. Blount the paymaster will come forward in two or three days; if I do not come, I will do myself the honor of writing fully by him. I have received and paid away a considerable sum of the new money. I will see you if possible. I am, Dr. Sir,

Your mo. ob. Servt.,