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Letter from John Butler to Richard Caswell
Butler, John, d. 1786
April 13, 1781
Volume 15, Page 438

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GEN. JOHN BUTLER TO GENL. CASWELL.

Camp at Ramsey's Mill, 13th April, 1781.

Sir:

Yesterday Col. Robeson of Bladen County brought in fourteen prisoners to wit five British and nine Torys taken near Elisabeth Town. the Col. informs that Cornwallace has taken the Road for Brunswick perhaps with design to cross in Boats at that place and march up on the North side to Wilmington but from some hints droped by the officer some think they mean to take shiping for Charles Town or Virginia, the party I sent out to discover them is not yet returned I am your Obedient servant

JOHN BUTLER.