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Letter from Richard Caswell to Henry Laurens
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
September 22, 1778
Volume 13, Page 484

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[U. S. State Dept. State Papers, Vol. 72 P. 67.]

North Carolina 22d September 1778.


In my last the General Assembly of this State directed a Regiment to be raised for the service of this State or of the United States, to be composed of French Sailors and other Natives of France or of the French West Indies & those Resident in or thereafter coming to this State, and gave the Command of the same to Colonel Chariol (the Bearer). But finding it impracticable to complete the Regiment, the General Assembly in their late Session in August disbanded such as were raised.

Colonel Chariol is about to undertake a Journey to the Grand American Camp, in his way. He intends waiting on Congress, and I take the liberty of introducing him to your notice, as from every part of his conduct, which I am acquainted with, He has acted as became the Gentleman & the officer. The frequent applications of his late officers will oblige me to give you the trouble of receiving many Letters from me regarding them, but as I know you are acquainted with the disposition of these people, I flatter myself you will excuse the trouble I shall give you on their accounts.

I have the honor to be with the utmost respect & esteem Sir,
Your most obedient and very humble servt,
Honble. Mr. President Laurens.


Letter from Govr. Caswell of North Carolina Sept. 22, 1778.

Read Jany. 2, 1779.