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Letter from William Lee Davidson to Jethro Sumner
Davidson, William Lee, 1746-1781
October 08, 1780
Volume 14, Page 679


Dear. Sr.:

I have the pleasure to inclose to you a large packet of Dispatches taken yesterday at McCalpeon Creek, on the way to Cambden, by a Small party of My Brigade. A Detachment of one Hundred & Twenty Horses under Rutledge & Dixson all most surrounded Charlotte yesterday, attacked a pickquet at Colo. Polk's Mill, and at a certain Mr. Elliott's Brought of a Sentry of 8 Tories, whom are now on there way to you. A Small Party of Riflemen brought of 50 Horses from the Tories at Colo. Polk's plantation last night.

I have the Honour to be, &c., &c., &c.

Rocky River, Sunday 2 o'clock.

P. S. Dickson lost one man & Kild one, and one officer is wounded.