To General Sumner:
These Lines is to acquaint you that I have had and Long Spel of Sikness, tho' thanks be to God I am giting over it, tho' very pore and weak. I Cant walk more than 2 or 3 hundred yards at once and that in the Cold of the morning or evening. I have Rote to you by George Roberson the Beef driver for moneay which I shall be very glad you will Send me 2 or 3 months wagers for I have great need of Sum to pay of my Expences when I Leave whare I am. I also Rote to you to be Cind a nuf to send me a hors up By Roberson Which I heard you took 2 or 3 hundred horses from the Enemy. I Beg you will send me a horse to assist me down for I Cant Bring my things without the help of a horse. I will take great Care of the horse if you will be kind a nuf to send me one by Thomas Brinkle, and the moneay which pray dont fail to send.
(On the back of this letter is written the following:)
Sent Capt. Robt. Temple by Thomas Brickle one hundred & twenty Dollars agreeable to request.
Recd. of Jethro Sumner thirty-three Dollars on acct. of Capt. Temples Campaign Acct. 1778 & 1779.