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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from William Lee Davidson to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Davidson, William Lee, 1746-1781
October 13, 1780
Volume 14, Page 787


“We have another report that the enemy have evacuated Charlotte, and that last night at 10 o'clock the rear of the army passed Barnet's Creek, 5 miles below Charlotte, on the road to Bigger's ferry. I have waited to have the report officially confirmed, and am not fully convinced of it yet. Col. Davie was in the neighborhood of Charlotte, and I cannot account for his not sending an account, unless he is too busily engaged on their rear.”