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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Benjamin Seawell
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
May 01, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 447-448


May 1st, 1781.

Dear Sir:

The great importance of the times for expresses, obliged me to call on one of your drafts Hardy Brogden for express to Richmond

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in Virginia. Your Commendation of his attachment to the Ameriican cause, his honesty and perseverance makes me now trust him with very important matters to Baron Steuben, Maj. Genl. of the Confederate Army.

And this shall be a sufficient certificate for his being recd. your taking a description, &c. &c. of him, to be delivered the Continental Officer will be sufficient. If he can undertake this express he must attend tomorrow by ten o'clock in the morning I shall supply him with horse and money &c.

I am yr. Servt.