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Letter from John Peasley to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Peasley, John
1780
Volume 14, Page 790

COL. JOHN PEASLEY TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

“Last Saturday about 10 o'clock we were within almost one and a half miles of Shallowford when we heard a foray. We advanced up with all possible speed, thinking our light infantry was engaged, and discovered that the Virginians and some of the Surry troops had attacked 300 Tories under Col. Wright. Our loss was only Capt. Francis killed and four wounded. Fourteen of the enemy were found dead on the ground, among which were Captains Bryan and Burke. Capt. Lakey was mortally wounded, and is now in our hands, with three more wounded prisoners, which were all we took.”