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Letter from Richard Caswell to Horatio Gates
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
August 05, 1780
Volume 14, Page 534


Camp Jennings's Branch, (Saturday, 1 o'clok, A. M.,) 5th August, 1780.

Dr. Sir:

Since I had the Honor of writing You Yesterday afternoon by Genl. Williams, I have received information that the enemy intend attacking us with their whole force in a very short time. 'Tis suggested that it will take place this morning; if it does, we will endeavor to Behave in a becoming manner. My information on this head is derived from Colo. Horee, who says, by the Accounts he has received, their Force amounts to 2,900 British. By other Accounts a Considerable Number of Tories were collecting to the same point. They were building a Bridge on Buffelow, which when Completed they were to pass and & proceed again to the Cherraws, where they had been informed we were. These circumstances induce me to send Capt. Farmer back to you, not doubting But you will think it necessary to Reinforce us with the utmost expedition.

I am,
Your Most Obedt. & Very hum. Servt.,
Hon. Major Gen. Gates.