Thomas Pinckney letter to Gates 24 August 1780

Major Pinckney to Maj. Genl. Gates

CAMDEN, August 24th 1780.


Fearing lest a Letter which I had the honor of addressing to you near a Week past, a Flag of Truce, should have miscarried, I take the present opportunity of presenting you with my best Wishes & Respects, & requesting you to forward to me my Servant, Horses and Cloaths. My Treatment has been humane, Politic & attentive from the British officers into whose Hands I have fallen, and my wound bears as favorable an aspect as could be expected. Testimonies of sincere Esteem toward my Brother Officers, and I remain,

With Sentiments of Respect, Dear Sir,
Your most affecte humble Servt,

Source: Clark, Walter, ed., The State Records of North Carolina, 26 vols., (Goldsboro, North Carolina: Nash Brothers, 1886-1907), 14: 575. Transcribed & submitted by Marg Baskin. Superscripts restored to conform to handwriting usage of the period.