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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Henry Dixon
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
April 17, 1781
Volume 15, Page 440

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April 17th, 1781.

Dear Sir:

I would have been glad to have heard from you ere this, that I might in some measure have known, if the Countys of the district of Hillsborough have made their drafts for the Continental service or the probability of its being done.

You will be pleased to order on to join Major Eaton two sub. Officers for the present; Lt. Col. Linton having marched to General Butler's Camp near two hundred men, and are now without officers, for the Continental service, other officers to compleat four companies are ordered on to join and take charge with him there.

I am, Dear Major, Yr. Very Hum. Servant,