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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 745

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

Saturday the 3rd of August 1777

Dear Sir,

We have an account from Cross Creek by Mrs. Glasbee Mother to Dugald Campbell a Liver in Cross Creek and Left that place Last Tuesday Morning, she Lodged at Capt. Randals night before last and 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 Companys on their way to Cross Creek She Imagined about five or Six hundred Mrs. Glasbee is now Gone to New Bern town.

Capt Randal will be with you himself as he told me Last night. Capt. Hargate Returning and the Regular Troops not yet Marcht as I believe you thought had, I feared it might be of Bad Consequence and has Caused me to trouble you with these Lines

Your Humble Servant