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Letter from Richard Caswell to John Rutledge
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
May 26, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 98-99

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 26th May, 1779.

Dear Sir:

The General Assembly have appointed Thos. Craike, Esqr., Commissary of Stores, to purchase clothing and other necessary's for the Continental Soldiers belonging to this State, and directed that he immediately proceed to Charles Town for that purpose.

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I am, therefore, to request that your Excellency be pleased to give Mr. Craike all the aid and assistance in your power towards accomplishing the end proposed by his appointment.

The Assembly have also empowered Brigadier Genl. Butler, now in service in your State, to draw on the Treasury of So. Carolina for any sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be applied to the payment of our Militia, while in that State. I must also request your Excelly. will be pleased to direct his drafts to be answered, and I pledge the faith of this State for all sums so advanced for the purposes aforesaid to be repaid.

I am, with very great respect and esteem, Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt.,