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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Reading Blount to Jethro Sumner
Blount, Reading, 1757-1807
August 01, 1781
Volume 15, Page 590


Salisbury, August 1st, 1781.


I have the pleasure to inform you that Captain Goodman arrived at this post on the twenty-eighth with about one hundred and twenty men, on the same day the arms arrived from Virginia which I shall take on to you unless ordered to the contrary. I shall be able to leave this in about five days and not sooner, many of the soldiers are barefooted and can't march without shoes. I have procured an order from the clothes General for as many shoes as will do them, by sending to Davidson's for them.

You should have been furnished with a general return of what men there is at this post, but Captain Goodman has not had time to make me one since he arrived. If you have any orders relative to the arms or the troops I should be happy to receive them as soon as possible.

I am Sir Yours,

P. S. No stores.