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Letter from Richard Caswell to Jethro Sumner
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 11, 1779
Volume 14, Page 150

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 11th July, 1779.


I am informed by Gov. Rutledge that a considerable number of the subjects of this State have been taken in arms with the Enemy, and are in confinement in the State of So. Carolina; and, as it is necessary those men should be punished according to the Laws of the State, I must request that on the return of any of your Troops or those of the Militia to this State, you do apply to his Excellency, Gov. Rutledge, for an order for the delivery of those men to the officer commanding such Troops, whom you will be pleased to order to take charge of them, and convey them safely to the first District gaol in the State, and make me a return of the names and place of confinement immediately thereafter.

I am, with great respect,
Your Mo. ob. Servt,