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Letter from John Butler to the North Carolina Board of War
Butler, John, d. 1786
November 04, 1782
Volume 16, Page 663

GEN. JOHN BUTLER TO BOARD OF WAR.

Camp near Salisbury, 4th Novr., 1782.

Sirs:

Inclosed is a Return of my Brigade; you requested a Return showing how many of each Draft are in Service and also when their times will expire. As to the number of each draft in Service, I cannot now inform you, because the greater part of my Command were detached the day after I reached this place. The Time of the first Drafts will expire on the 25th Inst.; the Second on the 5th day of next Month, and the last Draft the 15th of next Month. Not only part of my Command are without Cartouch Boxes, but a Majority of the Militia now in Service. I have no certain accounts of the Enemy since they left the Cross Roads, over Fishing Creek, but a report prevails now in Camp, that they have crossed Broad River.

The Tories are surrendering themselves to the Justices of this and the adjoining Counties. I believe they would be good Subjects, if they could be pardoned.

I am with due respect,
Your Obed. Servt.,
JOHN BUTLER.