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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from A. Kirkpatrick to Abner Nash
Kirkpatrick, A.
June 1781
Volume 22, Page 535


Granville County, June —, 1781.


I was honored with commands to you from Baron Stuben, Upon his receiving orders to March to Join Gen’l Greene, he sent a Letter (which I now send by Col. Williams) and requested you to send a Q. Master to meet him at the Saura Town to provide for the Detachment under his command, consisting of 1,200 or upwards, and to inform you that he has with him 200 Stand of Arms which he intends for the Troops of this State, and to present his sincere compliments to you, and express the greatest desire of seeing you if possible, on his March through the State, but on my arrival here found you was at such a distance that it was impossible to see you in time to order the necessary supplies. I therefore applied to Gen’l Sumner, who has executed that Part, and will receive the Arms should they arrive, which now seems to be a Matter of some doubt, as we have heard this Day that the Baron is ordered back. This induces me to return immediately and join the Baron. Otherwise I should have done myself the Honor of waiting on You, to have received your command in person. Excuse the liberty I have taken of writing, as I have not the Honor to be known to you. I have the honor to be, with every sentiment of respet,

Your obedient and Humble Servant,
Captain 11th V. R.