Letter from Robert Bignall to Jethro Sumner
Bignall, Robert, ca. 1730-1787
Volume 15, Pages 486-487
R. BIGNALL TO GENERAL SUMNER AT CAMP IN WARREN.
Tarbo., 16tn June, 1781.
Just after the battle at Guilford and just as General Caswell returned from Granville home we sent to Harrisburg one Barrel Sugar and one Barrel Coffee for the Major General which did not get up before the General got home, so that I suppose it yet remains. It was directed to Major General Caswell; you will do well to make inquiry after it and make use of it.
We have a report from Halifax that on Tuesday Week, the Marquis
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Delafyatt and Lord Cornwallis had an engagement, that the former had the better of the day; it is said the British lost three thousand men & the Marquis thirteen hundred. If this report be true I make no doubt but that you have the particulars before now. I sincerely wish you all the success you yourself can wish for and am with great Esteem,
Your Most Obedt. Servt.,