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Memorandum concerning the situation of Wilmington
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February 13, 1781
Volume 15, Page 423

DESCRIPTION OF THE FORTIFICATIONS OF WILMINGTON.
[Gov. Nash's Papers.]

Feby. 13th, 1781.

At the Constitution Hill, there is a strong fortification which Commands the Town and its Vicinity. Two Hills between the So. end of the town and the old Battery is also thrown into R. Dobbs. The N. West is also fortified with Baterrys. Garrison not over Vigilant and 450 by count. Inhabitants not to be depended on to the Common Cause of A. 4 Armed Vessels in the River. Small pox in Burguins, Yallow Corner house near J. Walkers. No Rum for ——— have arrived. Major Craig Commands and Capt. Ingalls of the Delight, 20 Gun Ship.