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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Edmund Gamble to Jethro Sumner
Gamble, Edmund
July 19, 1781
Volume 15, Page 553


Salisbury, 19th July, 1781.

Dr. General:

An Express from the Marquis de Lafayette, have this moment arrived with dispatches, to the Honble. Major General Greene. He will set out very early in the morning. The Bearer will wait on you for your letters, if you have any to forward.

He mentions something of an engagement, near Williamsburgh, on Friday Week, between a body of the Enemy & a party of our Troops commanded by General Wayne. He says they kept the ground but cost them as dear as the Oldfields near Guilford Court House. He further says the Horse of the Enemy are in Mecklenburgh near Col. Burwells. Perhaps you wish to see him, if so I shall direct him to you.

I am with the usual respect & esteem,
yr. Mo. Ob. Servt.,