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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Edmund Gamble to Jethro Sumner
Gamble, Edmund
July 23, 1781
Volume 15, Page 567

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Salisbury, 23rd July, 1781.

Dear General:

With this you will receive a letter directed to me which please examine the contents, as also one directed to Major Wayne, Comr. Prisoners, or the officer having charge thereof, which I think ought and the Express says, was meant to be opened at this place. Of this you are to be the judge.

I have earnestly to entreat you, to leave with me, the man now with me, by the name of Hill, as he is a good man and I believe will answer the purpose I intend him for. Please to signify your pleasure in this, as also concerning the letter, if not Open'd that I may forward it.

I am with esteem yr. Ob. Servt.,

Since writing the above Col. Locke has opened the letter.