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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Hugh Williamson to [Richard?] England [Extract]
Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
August 30, 1780
Volume 15, Page 62

(Extract of Letter from Doct. Williamson to Major England, Adjutant General.)

Cambden, 30th August, 1780.

“I presume that Lord Cornwallis is informed that of the N. Carolina prisoners lately sent to Charles Town, who I apprehend are from 3 to 400, hardly a single Man has had the small Pox. There is, I presume, the utmost danger of those Men taking the Disease in the Natural way, unless they are inoculated. Be so kind as to inform me whether Lord Cornwallis is willing those Troops should be inoculated, and by whom he wishes it should be done. You will excuse the mention I have made of this subject, but having the chief Medical Care of the Troops of that State, I conceive it is my duty.”