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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Allen Jones to Abner Nash
Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
November 19, 1781
Volume 19, Page 883


Wheeler’s, Novr. 19th, 1781.

Dear Sir:

Nothing important has occurred since my last to General Caswell, a few days past General St. Clair wrote me that he should march the 15th Inst., from Richmond to Williamsboro, and I am taking every step in my power to prevail to rid this State of the Enemy at Cape Fear, and have hopes of succeding. I have sent an Express to Genl. Rutherford for particular Intelligence & should he return & bring information that the Enemy can be taken without the help of shipping (which some persons here affirm with assurance) I have no doubt but the Genl. will take them on his route Southerly.

All Wheeler’s family join me in wishing health & happiness to Mrs. Nash, yourself & Family.

I am with regard & Esteem, Dr. Sir,
Y. most ob. Servt.,

P. S. When I get the Articles of the late Capitulation I shall send you a Copy.