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Letter from Alexander Martin to Francis Marion
Martin, Alexander, 1740-1807
June 09, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 690-691

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Williamsborough, June 9th, 1782.


I am favored with two of your Letters, one addressed to Governor Burke of the 13th of April and one to myself of the 20th of May respecting the Tories on Drowning Creek and Peedee, and another

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from Governor Matthews on the same subject. I beg leave to inform you I highly approve of your intentions, and am happy that it is in the power of this State to co-operate with you in this undertaking. Accordingly I have ordered Major Joel Lewis, or the commanding officer of the State Legionary Troops now on Deep River in Randolph County, immediately to proceed with that corps consisting of 250 men to Mr. Amy’s on Drowning Creek, where he will receive further information from you, and act as you will judge most conducive to the service. I have enclosed him a Proclamation respecting such of those people who may be citizens of this State and joined them, which you’l please to have attended to. If you think it necessary to have more men Colonel Owen of Bladen County is directed to furnish you with what number you may require to the amount of his regiment.

Please to favor me with every intelligence of moment in the meanwhile.

I am, &c.,