After the unhappy Fate of our Army almost every man took the Liberty of conjectureing what might probably be the Consequence as to this State. With your Approbation I formerly troubled you with my Sentiments on this subject. You must pardon me if my Desire of doing public Service prompts me again to trouble you with Accounts of Danger impending over this country, & submit to you the mode of Relief. From the present motions of the British Armies, We have nothing less to expect than an Attack on the Western Counties of this State, from the greatQuantity
Charlotte 11th September 1780.
P. S. We have had no Relief from Sumner or Virginia, & believe we shall be reduced to the Necessity of fighting in two or three days, or passively suffer the Enemy to ravage the Country.