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Letter from William Lee Davidson to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Davidson, William Lee, 1746-1781
October 08, 1780
Volume 14, Page 784

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GEN. W. L. DAVIDSON TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

October 8, Camp Rocky River.

“I am now N. E. of Charlotte 13½ miles. By the bearer I send you one British prisoner taken some days since, and three tories taken on the 6th. Golson Step, a tory, on examination gave the following particulars:—That the enemy brought to Charlotte one hundred waggons, 1,100 infantry in uniform, 550 light dragons, 800 militia and two field pieces; that they received lately a small reinforcement of 100 or 150 men from the Waxhaws, and yesterday they drew two days' provisions to be had in readiness to march. I expect that the enemy will make a movement very shortly.”