Camp Hillsborough N.C. 17 October 1780
I embrace this opportunity of Acquainting you with my Welfare. My health I parfectly Enjoy and Nothing Would Gave me more Satisfaction than to heare the Same of you and all my friends. I have the Pleasure to inform you that We have been Very Successful Since the 16th of August. The militia to the amount of 3000 men atactd [unreadable] a few days ago under the command of Col. Farguson 200 of which ware British and about 1400 Torreys. We killd 150 on the spot Col. Farguson also was killd and made 810 Prisoners. The Enemy is Since Retreating. Genl Smallwood With the Light infantry Cavalry and Militia is porsuing we expect to march in a few Days to join him. Our men are all in high Spirits and I hope with the blessing of God we shall be in Charlestown before Christmas Day. About one 100 of our men has come in since I Rote you before.
I heard from Colo Woolford a few Days ago. He is in good health and has Recovered his wounds he is on His Prole with the other offrs near Charlestown. All he wants is some hard cash to make him as happy as a man can be in his situation. Dear Brother I hope you will send him some as soon as possible if it is to be had. Dr Brother Please to gave my kind Love to all my Friends. No more at Present but believe me to be
with Respect your Loving Brother to Command till Death
P.S. Dr Brother let me hear from you Every opportunity if you will Direct your letters to Colo [unreadable] at Annl he will put them in the post office.