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Letter from Thomas Person to William Person [Extract]
Person, Thomas, 1733-1800
February 12, 1776
Volume 10, Page 450

Letter from Thomas Person to William Person.

Hillsborough 12th Feb., 1776.


I am at this time left without the last hopes of being down at Bute Court. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗

Things move very well in this place the advocates for Liberty seem very Numerous and by what we hear the enemies are likely to prove but few in Number. In short we hear that they are mostly dispersed up ahead. I dont think there will be any assistance Required from Your County, but as the Committee of Safety for the district will I believe set Tomorrow if they should find or think assistance should be wanting they will I presume Immediately Inform You.

I am Yrs affly Yrs

P. S. Tis said that the Scotch in Cumberland are making head. The certainty of which will be known this day I expect.

T. P.

P. S. The Fources will move from here tis thought Tomorrow for Chatham County towards Cross Creek.

T. P.