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Letter from William Lee Davidson to Horatio Gates
Davidson, William Lee, 1746-1781
November 26, 1780
Volume 14, Page 758

GENL. WM. DAVIDSON TO MAJOR GENERAL GATES.

Sunday morning, November 26th, 1780.

Sir:

The Bearer, Mr. Alexander, an inhabitant of Rowan, Solicits permission to accompany the next flag or convey thereby the Inclosed Letter into the British Camp, in order to obtain his Negros and one of Mrs. Steele's which Joined the Enemy at Charlotte. Mr. Alexander has been singularly zealous & active in the Cause of his Country, and is in some Measure disabled by a wound received in the beginning of the War, which makes the Negros an important Object.

I have the Honour to be
Your most Obdt. & very Hbl. Serv't,
WM. DAVIDSON.