Philadelphia October 23. 1780
I have the Pleasure to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Copies of Despatches this Moment received from Governor Jefferson containing the agreeable Intelligence of the Defeat of Colonel Ferguson with his Party &c. &c. And have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Hillsborough 12th Octr 1780
This instant I received the great and glorious news contained in the inclosed letter from Brigadier General Davidson to General Sumner who directly dispatched it me by express. We are now more than even with the enemy—The moment the shoes &c. for the troops here arrive from Taylors Ferry, I shall proceed with the whole to the Yadkin—Genl Smallwood and Colo. Morgan are on their way to that post—The latter with the light infantry was yesterday advanced 18 miles beyond Guilford court House—The former with the cavalry lay last night thirteen miles on this side that place—I desire your excellency will forthwith dispatch copies of all the letters I now send you to the President of Congress. I am Sir your Excellency’s Obedt Hble Servant
enclosure: William Davidson to Jethro Sumner, 10 Oct. 1780, not transcribed