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Our friends hereabouts are so timid and so stupid that I can get no intelligence. I have heard nothing from Ninety-Six but a man who came here from near Broad Biyer says that General Cunningham has beat Clarke, and wounded him mortally. I shall be glad to hear a confirmation of this. I hear a good account of our recruits in general, and hope to march from hence 3500 fighting men, leaving those I mentioned to you on the frontiers.
I trust you have made every possible shift rather than go much farther back, as I should in that case be uneasy about M'Arthur.
Very sincerely youis
- Charles Cornwallis
- Correspondence of Charles, first Marquis Cornwallis, Vol I, Charles Ross, Esq., London, 1859