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Letter from Richard Caswell to Griffith Rutherford
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
July 19, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 168-169

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Kingston, 19th July, 1779.


Capt. Reading Blount, in the Continental Service, is appointed to receive the hired men into the Continental Army, by the Militia of your District, and to march them to Charlotte. You will be pleased to give him instructions where to attend for that purpose, and every assistance in your power towards facilitating his march. You will also be pleased to appoint persons to furnish provisions, as well to the Regulars as to the Militia, until they arrive at the place of General Rendezvous in your District. Any public business in the hands of the Contractor of your District, you will order to be delivered to those who serve them out, and, if he has not a sufficiency, direct it to be purchased. I will grant a warrant on the Treasury for the necessary sum to defray these expenses, on your request. If I remember right, I requested you to appoint a Commissary to the Militia of the Regiment marching from the two Western Districts. Pray, give me leave to repeat that request, and also that you appoint him or some other to supply the Regulars at Charlotte, and on their march until they join

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their Regiments, and can be otherwise supplied. This trouble, I flatter myself, you will excuse my giving you, when you reflect on the impracticability there is of my knowing the proper persons, and those who are willing to do this necessary service, from the distance I am from you.

I am, with sincere respect & esteem, Dr. Sir,
Your Mo. Ob. Servt.,