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Letter from Hardy Murfree to Jethro Sumner
Murfree, Hardy
June 09, 1781
Volume 15, Page 475

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Murfree's Landing, 9th June, 1781.

Dr. Genl.:

Inclosed is an account of stores sent you, I have upwards of 2000 gallons Rum about 9000 wt of Sugar, some coffee, between 6 and 700 yards Canvass, and a small quantity of ammunition. I should be glad to know what quantity of stores I must impress, as here is more rum, sugar and coffee to be had.

Here is a quantity of Canvass belongs to some refugees from South Carolina which I have not taken, as I did not know whether it would be right to impress from them.

I have at Winton about 60 men which I shall send up in a few days. Lieut. Finny came from Edenton 2 days ago and informed me Captain Hall has received no men yet, that the Colonels of the Counties have not got them ready to deliver.

The British Galley that was at Edenton and took the vessels the other day, is taken by our boats, and most of the men amongst which was our Captain Quinn., Lieut. Finny saw him in Irons in Edenton Jail.

I am Dr. Genl. Your Mo. Hum. Servt.

N. B. Should be glad you would inform me whether the Canvass and Ammunition must be left at Halifax or sent to Camp.

H. M.