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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to John Page
North Carolina. Council of Safety
August 03, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 338-339

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Halifax 3d August 1776


We received your favor of 1st instant and congratulate you upon the success of your people agst. the Indians.—Since our last to

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you, which you will receive herewith, we are told that a Body of Indians supposed about 200 had established their Head Quarters on Nolickukey about 30 Miles West of our Frontiers, and that Genl Rutherford was gone with a Detachment of 300 men to attack them.—

Colo. Long is just arrived from Wilmington, and informs us us that an Express arrived there from Gen. Lee a day or two before he left that place, informing Gen. Moore the greatest part of the Transports and some of the men of war which lay below Sullivan's Island had gone over the Bar, and that some Deserters from the British fleet said it was the general opinion among the Saylors that the Army and fleet were bound for N. York.

We return you our thanks for the Intelligence which you are pleased to communicate to us, and shall not fail to communicate to you all Advices, coming to us, that may be essential to the Good of the Common Cause

We have the honor &c
Honbl. JNO. PAGE.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: The dateline of this letter and other correspondence between the two parties indicate that this letter was not from Page, but rather to Page.