General Smallwood just Recd. the enclosed letter, from an Inhabitant of the Waxhaws, by Mr Davie. I spoke to the Genl. to Let me go down with a party to bring off the corn & pork mention'd. He says he is ordered to come to morrow with the remaining part of the Troops & bagage, which will take near all the Waggons, so that it would be out of his power, unless you would dispence with the orders you have given him, and let him remain on this ground to cover me, while on that duty. I have presumed to write you on this occasion, as I think that quantity of provision worth notice. Your answer to this This evening will much oblige us, as we have not a morsel of Forage for our horses.
Mr. Davie saw a man in whome he could rely who told him he saw Lord Cornwallis on their march; that is, he saw the bagage moveing, but dare not stay to see whether to Charles Town or
The Express from Colo. Tarleton's to Major____was neglected. It is therefore sent Express____
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