Letter from Peter Deveaux to Horatio Gates
Volume 14, Pages 664-665
PETER DEVEAUX TO MAJOR GENERAL GATES.
Col. Edon's, 4th Octr., 1780,
45 Miles from Hillsboroh.
I arrived at Col. Hawkins' on Sunday Evening, 65 Miles from Hillsh.. The Cavelry under Col. Washington had no Order to March, Col. White was very Ill at Harisburgh when I came to
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that place. They are in Number 90, and a Number of their Horses wants Shoes; Bridles very bad, made out of raw hides from the Tan Vatts, and may say very badly equipt for the field. The greater part of their men are at Halifax Sick, and a fiew at Col. Hawkins, Genl. Huger Set out for Halifax this day to Enspect those left unfit for Service. I should be with you before this, but my Horse is very Unable to travle faster than the Horse will arrive to your post, which will be on Friday.
And am, Dear Sir,
Your Sincear Friend
And Obedient Servant,