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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to Martin Armstrong [Postscript]
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 29, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 333-334

(Council of Safety to Col. Armstrong.)

Since writing the above we have directed Gen Rutherford to send 300 Men to the Assistance of the Virginians agst. the Overhill Cherokees to rendezvous at Stalnackers on Holstien, and have recommended to him to order them from Surry, as Mr. Sheppard

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informs us that no men have marched from that Co. agst the lower Cherokees. It will be necessary that this Detachment march as expeditiously as possible, and therefore for fear of delays we have directed Genl. Rutherford to give the Commanding Officer of such Detachment an order on you for a part of the Whole of the 150 wt. powder sent by Mr. Sheppard. Should they also apply for the Lead for which we have sent you an order on Mr. Locke, you will be pleased to furnish as much of it as you can spare. If Genl. Rutherford sends the above powder and Lead with the Detachment the Virginia Council will direct a further supply of those articles for Surry County, if necessary.

To Col. Armstrong, Surry.

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This fragment was a postscript to the letter to Armstrong dated July 29, 1776.