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Letter from Henry Young to John Alexander Lillington
Young, Henry
March 09, 1782
Volume 16, Page 536


Wilmington, March 9th, 1782.


By this conveyance you will Receive a General return of the New Hanover Regt., consisting of 128 Men. The other Men in this County are either turned into the Continental Army or are under Bond & Security, therefore I have not included them in the return. By the last Philadelphia Papers we learn that a reinforcement of 1,500 or 2,500 Men were embarking at New York & destined to Chas. Town, & by a Gentleman a few days ago from the Southward gives an Account of twenty-two Sail of Ships being seen off the Long Bay stearing to the So., supposed to be the reinforcement or a Victualling Fleet. I have no doubt but that you have heard that Genl. Marrion has been surprised at Wapataw by a party of the British Dragoons out of Chas. Town. His loss not supposed to exceed more than thirty Killed.

I am, Sir, yr. most Obt. Servt.,