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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Allen Jones to the North Carolina General Assembly
Jones, Allen, 1739-1807
June 28, 1781
Volume 22, Page 1032


Wheelers, June 28th, 1781.


I now do myself the honour of writing you all the Intelligence I have been able to procure since I had the pleasure of seeing you. By a Letter from Petersburg I am informed that on Tuesday last Lord Cornwallis marched from New Kent Court House towards Williamsburg at which place he arrived next day. The Marquis marched after him the same day from Bottoms bridge with upwards of 10,000 men, his Lship has about 5,000. The last accounts say they were only six miles apart and that there had been a small action between our horse & theirs, which was in our favour. Col. Parker, who commands the lowest post on the James River writes to the same purpose nearly, but as I enclose his letter to me refer you to that for the Enemies Progress and Intentions. I also enclose a Letter from Mr. Johnston and cannot help desiring your honourable body to consider the case of those Gentlemen at Congress and appoint others to relieve them as soon as possible with proper provision for them while in the Service of the State. I am well acquainted with the embarrassments of Gentlemen in that Station, and cannot help feeling for them.

I am with the greatest Respect, Gentlemen,
Yr. Mo. Ob. Sert.,

June 29th.

P. S.—I am just now informed that General Gregory was defeated & drove from his post a few days ago. The particulars I have not heard, but believe the defeat to be too true.

A. J.