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Letter from Thomas Benbury to Abner Nash
Benbury, Thomas
October 30, 1780
Volume 15, Page 137

GEN. THOMAS BENBURY TO GOV. ABNER NASH.

Edenton, 30th Oct., 1780.

Sir:

I have this moment, by the return of one of my Expresses, rec'd a Letter from Colo. Senf, Copy which take the liberty to inclose. You will see by that letter we are in a fair way to be overrun by the Enemy. This morning I was informed by express that 300 last evening of the Enemy had marched for South quay, and that one thousand were under march for this place from Suffolk. We have made a stand at Norfleet's Mill, about 35 miles from this place, with the few Militia that will turn out, but I am sorry to say I never saw or expected to see men so backward; they seem readymade slaves. The town turn out pretty well, but they are worn out; they expect all to be ruined. I left Camp this morning, and am this moment to set out on my return. For Godsake, for the sake of that Liberty we are contending for, give us every aid you can.

I have the Honour to be,
Your Excellency's most obedt. Servt.,
THOS. BENBURY, B. G.