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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates [Extract]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 04, 1780
Volume 14, Page 782


“Col. Armstrong arrived in camp last evening with a company of horsemen from Virginia. They move on this morning to join Gen. Davidson. We have some accounts of the tories embodying in Surry County. They had actually killed one Hedgspeth, the sheriff of the county. We are very desirous to see you. Your arrival would give great spirits to the army. I would wish to receive some instructions regarding those who are sent to me as prisoners, having received protection from the enemy and taken paroles.”