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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Orders from Thomas Burke to John Butler concerning troop movements
Burke, Thomas, ca. 1747-1783
June 26, 1781
Volume 22, Page 1025


June 26th, 1781.

General Butler will be so good as to order the five hundred Infantry under the command of Colo. Linton to be stationed at Posts between Cape Fear and Neuse Rivers and so as to cover the lowest fords on each and also to order the cavalry which are under the Command of Colo. Linton,—those under the command of Colo. Hawkins and those under Captain Bledsoe to Patrol the Country towards the Enemy’s lines—having proper posts of communications from the Cavalry to the Infantry in order that a report may be made every day. The General will also be so good as to make such disposition as that the report from the Enemy’s lines made daily to the commanding Officer of the Infantry be transmitted hither as soon as time and space will allow. When the General has notice that this disposition is made he will be so good as to communicate it.

His obed. serv.,