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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von Steuben
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
June 29, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 500-501


Camp Harrisburgh, June 29th, 1781.
VI. Ock P. M.


I have a few minits since recd. a letter of the 18th date from Genl. Greene before 96 ordering me with what levies were collected that may be equiped to join his Army wherever they may be by the nearest route He Signifies that you wrote him, of sending me 300 Stand of arms, I wish it had been so, but yr. expectations of my joining you probable have prevented it, but even yet, could I get that quantity from you & to meet me at Guilford Court House, I flatter myself to render much service ere he is by force Superior, made to retreat out of South Carolina. The Enemy he writes have receiv'd a reinforcement, and march'd out from Charles Town in

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force, to endeavor to relieve this post, which they may probably effect, that his prisoners was to move that day for Salisbury, where should it be more convenient to you I wish to meet the Arms Alloted for me. I shall move from this in two or three days towards Guilford, Salisbury &c.

I am Sir
Your most Ob S.
Majr. Genl. Steuben.