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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Abner Nash to Horatio Gates
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
September 07, 1780
Volume 14, Page 595


Hillsborough, Sept. 7, 1780.


Col. Armand tells me you have referd him to me for an inquiry into his conduct. I imagine the Colonel may have misunderstood you, for being a Continental Corps, their conduct I presume if complained agt. is to be inquired into by the officers of the Regular Army & not by those of the Militia. Were the Complaints agt. the Legion to be taken notice of in a Civil way, it would be otherwise. In such case the Magistrate might bind over the Culprit to Court, but in no such case have I any thing to do. The Col. tells me he wants a Court of inquiry into his and his Legion's Conduct, and this being the object of his application you only, I presume, can give him an answer or redress.

I have the Honor to be, Sir,
Yr. most obt. servt.,