William Petty, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne, 2nd Earl of Shelburne papers  1665-1885
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  1781 September 3 . Erskurius Beatty ALS to John Pratt; Yorktown, [Virginia]. (3 pages)
Major Campbell and "our Commandt." have taken command of a house; the landlord and landlady give them "many a sour look" due to the troops presence on the field, "but Damn them." Beatty expects to be in Carlisle soon.