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Letter from Thomas Polk to Horatio Gates
Polk, Thomas, 1732-1794
September 10, 1780
Volume 14, Page 606

COL. THOS. POLK TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.

Charlotte, 10th September, 1780.

Der. Sir:

I am Just now Informed by Major Rutherford, who is turned back from Going with the flag by the british advance Party, Who Was on their Way Neer the hainging Rock. They told him Corn Wallis Was on his March. If so it Wood be a Good time to through sum troops in their Reer. As their force is said to be 1,000, their Cannot be Many behind. We Intend to Meet them and scrimedg with them, & hop for Relieffe from you as soon as Possable; but I am afraid We air Ruened if they Come on.

I am, Sir, With Great Estm.,
Your Most Hum. Servt.,
THOS. POLK.
To the Honl. Majr. Genl. Gates, Esqr.