Letter from Nicholas Long to Abner Nash
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
Volume 15, Pages 152-153
COL. NICHOLAS LONG TO GOV. ABNER NASH.
Halifax, November 10th, 1780.
Yours of the 5th Instant I received, covering a Letter for the Governor of Virginia, which, after sealing, I sent on immediately.
I observe that you request that Capt. Jones be paroled to Newbern.
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Most of The Gents in these parts think it not so expedient at this juncture of time to send him. And indeed I am so much put to it for Horses & Carriages for the Militia that now are about to march that puts it out of my power to provide such a carriage for him and his baggage. I intended to have kept it a secret, but he got a Letter from Capt. Van Ross by the same hand I received yours, which discovered the whole affair; therefore I hope you will excuse me for not complying with your request at present. And by the return of this Express I hope you'll give me further Instructions respecting him.
General Eaton seems to be at a loss what to do with his Militia, as they meet next Monday week at this place. He informs me he has no Instructions from you concerning them.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedt. & Humble Servt.,
NICHOLAS LONG, P. Q. M.