powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Letter from Charles Porterfield to Horatio Gates
Porterfield, Charles, d. 1780
August 20, 1780
Volume 14, Page 568

-------------------- page 568 --------------------
LT. COL. PORTERFIELD TO GENERAL GATES.

Judy Brown's, one mile from Rudgesly's Mill,
20th August, 1780.

Sir:

I am now at this place a prisoner of war on parole, with one of my legs quite broke by a musket ball, & without any surgeon to attend me. I have been here since Wednesday last, being only once visited by a surgeon from the Maryland line, a prisoner.

The British officers at Rudgesley's have treated me with the utmost attention & politeness, & have furnished me with such necessaries as in their power; also have wrote To Camden in my behalf, but such is the situation of affairs that I expect no surgeon can be spared.

As my life in this season depends on speedy relief, I have to pray a surgeon skilled be sent To attend for some Time. This, I hope, will be granted, as every indulgence seems to be the wish of those under whose direction I am.

I am Your Hbl. ser't,
CS. PORTERFIELD,
Lt. Col. of L. Troops.
Major Genl. Gates.