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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Pendergast to Horatio Gates
Pendergast, William
November 25, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 757-758


Camp, 25th November, 1780.


I have this morning examined the State of provisions in Camp, & find them very scarce and a great likelyhood of a greater scarcity. There is but one Waggon load of Meal now in Camp (two or three more are expected this day). The Mills which grind are a great distance from Camp (& but two in employ); the one belongs to Colo. Polk, which is fourteen miles distant, & the other four are five & twenty. There are Mills nigher, I am inform'd, but no grain collected in the neighborhood of them; therefore thought it highly necessary to make this report.

I have the honor of being, Sir,
With great respect,
Your obt. humble Serv't,

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1 I have been at Genl. Morgan's Quarters, but did not find him at home. I left word for him that you desired he wou'd please to attend at Head Qrs.

Genl. Gates.


1 (This is written at side of Letter.