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Minutes of a meeting of officers of the North Carolina Militia
Lindsay, William; Rutherford, Griffith, ca. 1721 - 1805; Spencer, Samuel, 1734-1793; Et Al.
May 10, 1771 - May 11, 1771
Volume 08, Page 608

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[Reprinted from Williamson's History of North Carolina.]

General Waddle's Camp, Pott's Creek, 10th May 1771.

By a council of the officers of the western detachment considering the great superiority of the insurgents in number and the resolution of a great part of their own men not to fight it was resolved that they should retreat across the Yadkin.

Wm. Lindsay
F. Ross
Saml. Spencer
Ad Alexander
Robt. Schaw
Robert Harris
Thos Neel
Griffith Rutherford
Saml. Snead
Wm. Luckie

May 11th. Captain Alexander made oath before Griffith Rutherford that he had passed along the lines of the Regulators in arms drawn up on ground he was acquainted with. The foot appeared to him to extend a quarter of a mile, seven or eight deep and the horse to extend one hundred and twenty yards twelve or fourteen deep.