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Letter from Thomas Benbury to Abner Nash
Benbury, Thomas
June 12, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 850-851


Edenton, the 12th of June, 1780.

His Excellency Abner Nash, Esqr.

Dear Sir:

I have just time to inform you that the Militia that we have Drafted under your orders have joined with the Militia Drafted in the two last Drafts, and is now lying in the woods and Determined Not to march, but will Defend themselves to the utmost Rigger. I am informed that Colo. Harvy has taken five of them to-day, and has two hundred men under arms now. We shall march to-morrow with the Militia of this County to apprehend all such as is in this County or the adjacent Countys. I hope the Number

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will be but few when they know the determination of the Counties in this District. I have the Pleasure to inform you all Friends are well here, and I hope they are in the like Condition with you.

I am, with due respect,
Your very Humble Servt.,