Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Joseph Williams to the President of the Provincial Congress of North Carolina
Williams, Joseph
November 06, 1776
Volume 10, Page 892

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from Colonel Jo. Williams to the President of the Congress at Halifax.

Cittico Town, 6th November, 1776.

Honoured Sir,

Agreeable to instructions from General Rutherford, I marched three hundred men from Surry County, and joined the Virginians against the overhill Cherokee Indians, the whole commanded by Colo William Christian; we arrived in Tomotly (one of their towns) the 18th ult., & have been lying in their towns till this day; nothing done except burning five of their towns & patched up a kind of a peace (a copy of which you have inclosed). I purpose waiting on you myself as soon as I return to N. Carolina, at which time will endeavour to give a more particular acct. I have this day obtained leave to return home with my Battalion.

I am Sir, Your mt Obedt Servt