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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Peter Deveaux to Horatio Gates
Deveaux, Peter
October 17, 1780
Volume 14, Page 701


Halifax, 17th October, 1780.

Dear General:

I arrived at this place last Evening. I shou'd have made my Journy in Two day, but the rivers was so high that I was detain'd almost a day. I am Obliged to rest my horses a fiew days, as they are much fatigued. Our General Huger has been very buisy, and will in a fiew days march all the Cavalry from this place to Col. Hawkins, and I believe Col. White will be at Head Quarters with near 60 or 80 More Horse in about Ten days. You may depend I shall make all the hast back I can. Your Saddle & Bridle is done, and have it by first Opportunity. A report prevails that Genl. Arnold has proov'd a Traitor in laying a plot to betray G. Washington and deliver him to the British. You will hear more of the Affair in a Short Time. Malmedy has told many lies at Philadelphia about poor Pinkney, and am,

With the greatest Respect, Dear General, your Affectionate Friend,

P. S. Genl. Huger Desires his Compts. to you and Family.