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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Robeson to Alexander Martin
Robeson, Thomas
January 24, 1782
Volume 16, Page 487


January 24th, 1782.


I can inform your Excellency that we are in some better way with the Tories at this time than when you was in Bladen, but the worst of them still continues to stand out & not surrender, & I am of the opinion won’t till they can be taken or killed. There is about thirty of the worst of them gone over the South Line into a Settlement that is under what they call a Truce of Peace with General Marrian, & there they are protected among the South Tories, & is constantly coming over the Line into Bladen & does Mischief, such as Robbing & Stealing & has Shot at some men & Cut & abused some with their Swords, & I expect will do a good Deal of Mischief before they can be Subdued, & if the State Regiment is rais’d & not a great call for them in other parts of the State, I hope that your Excellency will take it into Consideration & order the Regiment Stationed on the Raft Swamp & Fish Pole Swamp, for it might be of great Service to the Inhabitants of Bladen & a Means of taking or Subduing of a Number of Villians. I have been informed that there is near a hundred of the Tories from the different parts of this State is gone over the Line into that Settlement, that is Called the Truce of Peace with General Marrian. Your Consideration on this, & if you think proper to order them Stationed there, or only a part of them, will greatly oblige a Number of the Inhabitants of Bladen & your humb. Servt.