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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from George Weedon to Horatio Gates
Weedon, George, 1734-1793
September 16, 1780
Volume 14, Page 624

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Fredericksburg, September 16th, 1780.

Dear Genl:

I two days ago received your orders to Mr. James Hunter to furnish a thousand Camp Kettles, and Waggons to bring them on. I immediately waited on Mr. Hunter, and shall very shortly send on the Kettles as his whole force is now employed in getting them ready. He will not have it in his power to furnish many waggons, as he has worked up most of his prepared timber, but promises to provide as many as he can, in doing which he will be obliged to advance his own Money. Your Draught on the treasury of Virginia will enable him to proceed in purchasing what he can't make at his own works. I have to day sent on fifty Men, part of the New Levies, and with them is also sent 150 Kettles to the Care of Colo. Carrington at Richmond, who has Orders to forward them on to the Advanced Army. I regret exceedingly our Misfortune at Cambden; We must only double our Exertions in getting again in Condition, And hope the Event of another day will prove more fortunate.

I have the Honor to be,
With much Esteem & Regd.
Your most Obt. Servt.,