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Letter from Thomas Robeson to Duncan Ray and [Hector?] McNeil
Robeson, Thomas
July 17, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 542-543

COL. ROBESON TO COL. RAY AND CAPT. McNEIL.

Camp, 17th July, 1781.

Col. Duncan Ray & Capt. McNeil.
Sirs:

The men from the counties of Bladen and Cumberland, together with aid from other parts are now met in order to march into your settlement against any Army you may be able to raise; but learn from Major Richardson you wish to treat with us on terms for a cessation of Arms. We having no inclination to shed more blood, or oppress your inhabitants, will give you an opportunity to meet three from us, you sending three, which six may confer on the subject at some house by you to be appointed, that we may fully understand

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what are the terms you wish to treat with us upon. Your answer by the bearer will determine our Motions. I am in behalf of the Troops now assembled,

Your humble servant,
THOS. ROBESON.