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Letter from Hardy Murfree to Jethro Sumner
Murfree, Hardy
June 15, 1781
Volume 15, Page 483

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Winton, June 15th, 1781.

Dear General:

I have sent Lieuts. Andrews and Finny with the 12 months drafts, that I have received from the counties of Bertie, Hertford and Gates. I have taken the men's size, age, complexion and Country born in.

The lower Counties have delivered no men yet, but am informed the commanding Officers of the Counties, are about marching them to Edenton, and as soon as they are received shall be marched up to Head Quarters.

We have a report that the enemy is at Suffolk. I have a man down to gain intelligence and shall know this afternoon. I have sent to Halifax 23 prisoners that was taken in the Galley Genl. Arnold near Edenton, amongst them is the traitor Michael Quin, who I hope will get what he deserves.

I have made a mistake in the Galley prisoners—there is not so many, only 18 sent.

I have also sent to Halifax James Allen Wright, a deserter from Col. Armond's Legion. He is now from the enemy and from several circumstances believe he is a spy. Should there be officers in Camp that Lieutn. Andrews and Finny can be spared to return and assist me in receiving & marching on the remainder of the troops. They are in want of almost every thing, and by returning for a short time can get several things they are in great want of.

I wrote you some time ago respecting the stores impressed, and have not had the pleasure of hearing from you, but should be much oblige to you to favor me with a line the first opportunity.

I am Dr. General, Your mo. Hum. Servant,

N. B. The man I sent to get intelligence from Suffolk has returned and informs me the report is faulse of the enemy's being at that place.

H. M.
Brig. Genl. Sumner
in Warren County
Bute old Court House.