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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

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

October 8th, 1780.

“I have the pleasure to enclose to you a large packet taken yesterday at McAlpines Creek, on the way to Camden, by a small party of my brigade. A detachment of 120 horse under Rutledge and Dixon almost surrounded Charlotte yesterday, attacked a picket at Col. Polk's mill, and at a certain Mr. Elliott's brought off a sentry and 8 tories, who are now on their way to join you. A small party of riflemen brought off 50 horses from the tories at Col. Polk's plantation last night. Dixon lost one man and killed one.”