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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Williams to Thomas Burke
Williams, John, 1731-1799
April 08, 1782
Volume 16, Page 586


April 8th, 1782.

Dr. Sir:

As I am a Man who makes it my daily Study to serve my Country in the Military way, I therefore would wish for a little information from your Excellency Respecting a certain Col. Andrews, a Tory Col., who commands a party of Torys on Drowning Creek, and I believe is now in arms against this State. The sd. Andrews has a Major whose name is Gainey. Those fellows does not know me. I therefore have an inclination to take the Advantage of their ignorance, and that immediately, and I would wish to know from your Excellency whether there is any reward for those fellows, and what the reward is.

I am, with the profoundest respect, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant,

P. S.—If your Excellency sees cause to send any answer please to deliver it to James Mebane.