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Letter from Absalom Tatom to Jethro Sumner
Tatom, Absalom, 1741-1802
May 10, 1781
Volume 15, Page 457


Hillsboro, May 10th, 1781.


Received yours of the 8th instant and observe the contents; have sent two quires paper by Mr. Potts. Your letter have sent to Major Dixon. Should be glad to be informed what shall be done with the public stores at this place, whether to be sent on to General Greene, or not. If you think they shall go on I hope you'll order that a proper guard be sent with them as there will be the greatest danger on the road from the Tories, who are frequently doing mischief to the Westward. Should the Enemy move this way should be glad to have the earliest notice that the stores may be moved.

I am Sir, yr. Obt., H. Servt.,
A. TATUM, As. Q. M.

Should Genl. not be at Harrisburgh, the Q. Master will send this on as soon as possible.