Camp at Ramsey's Mill on Deep River
August ye 29th Day 1780

Dr Father & Mother,

by this I let you Know that I am well at present thanks be God for it Hoping these few lines will find you in the Same state of health also I have to Inform you that we had a battle 16th Instant and was defeeted tho I had the happiness to make my Escape and John Blmmer [sic] with me and as for Cosin Waxel I never herd from him since the defeat we joined Col. Sowels Regiment the 19th Instant and we Expect to march tomorrow for Hillsborough we Crost the line the 30th day of July but we cannot tell when our time is out but we hope about the 14th of next month but am not shur of it so no more at present but my Kind love to & all Enquiring friends this from your most Dutiful son

Adonijah Perry

Addressed to: Mr. John Perry in Jones County near the Court House
Source of letter, used with assent of poster.
Revolutionary War Pension File, FHL Film 971914: Pension statement: W10882 NC.