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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Richard Caswell
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
July 16, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 157-158

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Camden, So. Carolina, July 16th, 1779.


I arrived here about two hours ago with Majors Davidson and Eaton from Head Quarters, in low state of health, each of us, (and

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thirteen men convalescent,) ordered to North Carolina to receive and regiment such Troops as the State have ordered. I some time since dispatched Major Nelson, of the sixth, and thirteen officers of that Regiment to be aided, (if in their power,) in collecting the men to the Rendezvous of the District, as you may have ordered them, and to inform you immediately on their arrival that such instructions as you had given they might be acquainted of.

Be pleased, Sir, if any instructions or order for any mode of proceeding, to inform me by the first of August, by which time I hope to be in Warren County.

I am, Sir, with esteem,
Your Serv't,