every American, and giving an account of the declaration for independence by the people of Mecklenburg county, the first public declaration, it is claimed, by the constituted authorities of a State, May 27th, 1776—asks who were the people of Mecklenburg, and whence did they come?
What were their habits and the manners by which they were characterized?
What were their religious principles?
The to take the part they did in the Revolution.
It is true that some of them, notably those in Mecklenburg led by the Alexanders, Brevards, McKnitts and others, who joined in the famous declaration ofin their tents and the officers in the house.
Colonel Bratton, who was then with Sumter at Mecklenburg, having heard of this movement, concluded that it was aimed at him and his associates in the attack at Mobley's. He gathered his neighbors, who were with him at Mecklenburg, and they hastened with all dispatch to prevent the impending mischief.
He arrived in the neighborhood after dark with