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Letter from Josias Carvel Hall to Horatio Gates
Hall, Josias Carvel, 1746-1814
August 09, 1780
Volume 14, Page 545

JO. C. HALL TO GENERAL GATES.

9th August, 1780.

Sir:

We are advanced about 5 Miles; I shall go another and halt. We want 6,850 Cart. to compleat the Militia with 30 rounds. One of the Batt. are armed chiefly with Rifles. They are all weted so that they will not fire. I shall fire them this Evening if you do not forbid it. I shall send around notice, that he may not be alarmed. We have no Provision with us.

I shall wait your orders when we halt. Perhaps some axes may be necessary. A Woman who left the Camp this morning says Ld. Raudon with four Regts. is two miles beyond the Bridge, & Cornwallis is expected to-Night.

I am Respectfully
Yrs.,
JO. C. HALL.