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Letter from Thomas Polk to the North Carolina Board of War
Polk, Thomas, 1732-1794
October 11, 1780
Volume 15, Page 414

COL. THOS. POLK TO THE BOARD OF WAR AT HILLSBOROUGH.

Camp Yadkin River, 11th. Oct. 1780.

Gentlemen:

I have the pleasure to inform you that on Saturday last the noted Col. Ferguson with 150 fell on Kings Mountain, 800 taken Prisoners with 1500 Stand of Arms. Cleaveland and Campbell Commanded. A glorious affair. In a few Days doubt not but we will be in Charlotte & I Will take Possession of my house & his Lordship take the Woods.

I am, Gent., with Respect, Your humb. Servt.,
THOS. POLK.