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Title: Incomplete letter: Officer of the 46th to Irish Gentleman
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationarmy officer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCape Fear, N.Carolina, USA
Recipient Genderunknown
Relationshipre American War of Independence
SourceThe London-Derry Journal and General Advertiser, Friday, August9th, 1776.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9909238
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 21:09:99.
Word Count194
TranscriptExtract of a letter from an officer of the
46th, to a Gentleman in Ireland, dated
Cape Fear, May 16.
"We arrived here the 1st inst. and found
Gen. Clinton waiting for us some time. -
The Bristol, of 50 guns, and Harcourt
transport, &c. arrived the 3d. the men on
board the latter were very sickly. On our
arrival a few shots were fired at the ships
from the rebels, but without effect, and nothing
material happened till the 12th, when
Major Perscot, with the light infantry of
four regiments landed and marched early in
the morning, and in two days we had an
account of their taking Brunswick, with the
loss only of one man, having met little or no
opposition from the provincials, tho' [though?] it is
rumoured that they are all in arms very near
us. Yesterday most of our troops encamped
on the main-land, about a mile from
Cape Fear river. All the transports except,
five or six are arrived. The weather here
is very warm, and we expect the heat will
increase. It is now much warmer than I
ever felt it in Ireland. The taking of Brunswick
procured us some beef and other fresh
provisions, which is a great relief, every
thing being very dear and scarce."