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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Thomas Evans to Richard Caswell
Evans, Thomas
November 25, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 788-789


Nashville, Nov. 25th, 1787.


When I wrote you my last which I expected would be handed your Excellency by Captain Hadley, who left this for the Assembly the 14th Inst., but losing his horses and his company leaving him he was obliged to return, have therefore dispatched Sergeant Dobbins with my Returns to you and the Pay Rolls of the Troops to the Pay Master & Treasurer, also with what intelligence I have to inform you of since my arrival here. Since my last the Savages have killed three men and wounded two, about thirty miles below the mouth of Red river. A Report prevails at present of the Savages intercepting some boats that were coming up this river to trade with us, all the people killed and the boats plundered. Shall inform your Excellency of every occurrence of that Nature that transpires.

Have sent Sergeant Dobbins off without one shilling of money as I had none to give him, and how he may get forward I know not,

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have desired him to keep an exact account of his expences and shew them to your Excellency.

I am with Respect, your Excellency’s
Most obedient & very humble Servant,