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Marquis de Lafayette letter to Gov. Thomas Nelson(1781 June 28)

  • MS 2011.11
  • 1 item

Report of Lafayette to Governor Nelson on the results of the Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary fought against British forces under Colonel Simcoe June 26, 1781. Lafayette briefly comments on the roles of William MacPherson and William Campbell and upon Lord Cornwallis’ reaction to the outcome of the action.

Published in Lafayette in the age of the American Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981. Vol. IV, pp. 217–218.