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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from James Armstrong to Jethro Sumner
Armstrong, James, d. 1794
June 15, 1781
Volume 15, Page 484

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Martinbo., June 15th, 1781.

Dear General:

Your favours of the 10th & 12th came saif to hand. I shall march from this tomorrow Morning. A detachment I sent to the Assistance of Brig. Genl. Caswell at Kingston, I have ordered to meet me at Tarborough on Sunday. I have met great difficulty in Collecting the Men notwithstanding I shall not be able to bring on more than one half the number and those badly furnished; their is a quantity of publick Stores on this river but the want of Waggons will put it out of my power to bring them on. You may depend I shall proceed agreeable to your orders with the utmost Expedn.

I am Dear Genl., with every Sentiment of
Esteem your Hble. Servt.,