I have not heard from you the Lord knows when I was afraid you might have been one of the Heros of the Hawfields and as an Obnoxious Character fallen a Sacrifice to the fury of the regulating patriots, But McCulloh tells me the Northern men hung an arse under pretence of want of money. Money 'tis true is the sinews of war, but I'm afraid, the true reason was something Else. The regulating Spirit had begun to make its appearance years ago amongst yourselves, and I should not have been much surprised if I had heard that your Battle had been fought on the Banks of Pasquotank River, instead of Allemans or Haw river or wherever else it has happened, for we know nothing of the matter here except what Jamie Parker has wrote us, and his Information he says he had at 5th or 6th Hand. But let that matter be as it will, this serves to acquaint you that Coll Lawrens has remitted £500 more for you Since my last advices, which is at your Command. When you draw
My Complts to your Family
Tell Mr Charleton that his Boy wrote him by a Lawyer who went out in Coll Taylows Vessel, under Cover to A Cox Baily.