W. Wardlaw to A.
LONG CANE, December 7, 2 o'clock, P. M., 1778.
I have just received information that the Indians have
carried away Thos. Stevenson and his family, and three
others that were there, and robbed his house. They were
tracked some distance, and seemed to bear up the other side
of Barker's Creek. This conduct seems unusual, but from the
signs it appears that there are Indians in company. I am
also informed that on yesterday there were several guns
heard from the Corner. The alarm is sufficient to direct you
how to proceed. Please to forward the other letters as
I am, your humble servant,
P.S.-Our company is met this morning by day at the Corner,
to proceed as necessity appears.
Documentary History of the American Revolution, by
Gibbes, Volume 2, p. 96)
Gibbes, v. 2, p. 96a