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Letter from Capt. Paschke to Horatio Gates
Paschke, Capt.
August 20, 1780
Volume 14, Page 561


August 20th, 1780.


By Order of Colonel Harrison I did send the rest of flower, consisting of 20,000 ℔s, to Hillsboro, and I do myself the honor to acquint you of it. The Militia at Pedee Ferry (now on their retreat to Hillsborough) are Suplyd by me with about 5,000 ℔s flower & Meal, likewise the Artillery or Spear Ammunition from Pedee to the same Randevous place with 3 Barrels, tho' I shall stay at Deep River one or two days to Receive your Orders. If this Lettre will reach you, and in this case if you should be in want of Provision, I think some of the flower would be sent. At the Croas Roads (Neer Bellys Mills) is about 150 Bushels Grain left. I send this Moument an Express for to have it Manefactered, if you think it proper to Use it.

I am in hopes the first 16 Wagons flower are safe at Camp, waiting for your Order.

I have the honnour to be,
With the greatest Respect, Sir,
Your most humble & Obedient Servent,

Cotton Place, August 20, 1780.