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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Lee Davidson to Jethro Sumner
Davidson, William Lee, 1746-1781
October 07, 1780
Volume 14, Page 677

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Camp near Phyfer's, October 7th, 1780,
8 oClock.


Colo. Davie's Return amounts to 400; the Minute Horse, some of which are ingaged for no fixed term, & are chiefly on detached Commands near the Lines, 183; three months' infantry, 83; Minute Infantry, one half of which are on command, 170; total, 936. Near 300 of the above cannot be drawn from their respective Neighbourhood near Charlotte; I therefore continue them there under proper Officers. Could one half of our Horsemen be dismounted, very important Service might be rendered. The Enemy continues quiet; I have sent a party out to bring the earliest intelligence from the West.

I have the honour, &c.,
The Hnble. Brigr. Genl. Sumner.