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Letter from Joseph Williams to the President of the Provincial Congress of North Carolina
Williams, Joseph
November 06, 1776
Volume 10, Page 892

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Colonel Jo. Williams to the President of the Congress at Halifax.

Cittico Town, 6th November, 1776.

Honoured Sir,

Agreeable to instructions from General Rutherford, I marched three hundred men from Surry County, and joined the Virginians against the overhill Cherokee Indians, the whole commanded by Colo William Christian; we arrived in Tomotly (one of their towns) the 18th ult., & have been lying in their towns till this day; nothing done except burning five of their towns & patched up a kind of a peace (a copy of which you have inclosed). I purpose waiting on you myself as soon as I return to N. Carolina, at which time will endeavour to give a more particular acct. I have this day obtained leave to return home with my Battalion.

I am Sir, Your mt Obedt Servt
JO. WILLIAMS.