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Orders from William Byrd to Jethro Sumner concerning training at Fort Cumberland
Byrd, William, 1728-1777
May 08, 1760
Volume 06, Page 242

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[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

By the Honble William Byrd Esq. Colo of the Virginia Regiment and Commander In Chief of the Virginia Forces.

You are (with Sergeant Nash) to proceed with all convenient Expedition to Fort Cumberland, on your arrival there you are to Pay the Detachment of my Regiment in that Garrison two Months Pay for which you will take Receits.

You are to be extremely diligent in getting the Men taught the new Exercise, and have them out at Drill at least twice every Day, you are not to suffer any of them to work or do any other Duty besides that of the Garrison and learning their Exercise without my Orders.

Given under my Hand at Winchester this 8th Day of May 1760
To Lieut Jethro Sumner of the Virga Regiment
I shall send you all necessarys for the Men very Soon