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Letter from Richard Caswell to Ambrose Ramsey
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 19, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 164-165

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 19th July, 1779.


Lieut. Allen is appointed to receive the men hired into the Continental Service by the Militia in your District, and to march them to Charlotte. You will therefore be pleased to order them to be delivered to him, and, as it will be impossible for the Commissaries to attend the Troops in every County to furnish provisions,

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I must request you to appoint persons to supply these men, and the Militia marching from the different Counties, until they arrive at the place of General Rendezvous in your District, and a person from thence until they join the other Troops at Charlotte. You may direct them to call on the Contractor in your district for any public provisions, and, in case a sufficiency cannot be procured from him, direct them to purchase, and I will grant a warrant on the Treasury for the necessary sum for answering that purpose on your request.

I am, Sir,
Your Mo. Ob. Servt.,