Letter from Isaac Williams to William Caswell, including related letter from Caswell to Thomas Burke
Volume 15, Pages 525-526
ISAAC WILLIAMS TO GENERAL WILLIAM CASWELL, SMITHFIELD.
Cape Fear, July 12th, 1781.
I have heard Nearly the same as I wrote you Before that there is Between Two and five Hundred of the Tories on or near the Raft
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Swamp Imbodied. We had a Muster on Monday last Whare the third & Fourth Numbers was Ordered to meet in Order to March After the Tories but there was Nither Officers nor men met (Only Eight or ten) the Collonel never Came at all. It is Certain (as I was Informed Last Night) that there Was One Hundred & fifty of Col. Waids Horse men Arrived at X Creek, as I Expect to Joine some party In Order to pursue the Tories nothing More at present.
I am, Sir, your Hum. Servant,
This Gentleman Mr. Williams is one with whom I correspond. He is a man of the best Character that I know in that part of the Country; shall keep up a Correspondence until otherwise directed by your Excellcy.
I am your most obed. Servt.,