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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Bryan to Richard Caswell
Bryan, John
August 03, 1777
Volume 11, Page 555

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Saturday, ye 3d of August, 1777.

Dear Sir:—

We have an account from Cross-Creek by Mrs. Glassbee, mother to Dugald Campbell, a liver in Cross-Creek, and left that place last Tuesday morning. She lodged at Capt. Randal's night before last, & informed him that there was when she left that place above a hundred men in that town in arms, and on her way she met great numbers in large companies on their way to Cross Creek, she imagines about five or six hundred. Mrs. Glasbee is now gone to Newbern. Capt. Randall will be with you himself as he told me last night Capt. Hargett returning and the regular Troops not marched as I believe you thought had. I feared it might be of bad consequence caused me to trouble you with these lines.

Sr your humble servant,