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Letter from Hardy Murfree to Jethro Sumner
Murfree, Hardy
August 01, 1781
Volume 15, Page 591

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Murfree's Landing, 1st August, 1781.

Dr. General:

Lieutn. Andrews and Finny come on with a few drafts from the Counties of Bertie, Hertford and Gates. I have frequently applied for the mens cloathing but can't get but very little, which I have not sent on.

I should have come on before this, but we are frequently alarmed expecting the enemy and plundering parties of tories among us, as I wrote you in my last, which I suppose did not reach you before you wrote me of the 17th July which I recd. and observed the contents. If you can grant me my request at that time for them reasons and some others that Lieut. Andrews or Finny will inform you, your favour shall ever be acknowledged. In the meantime if I can do anything in this part of the country to serve the Troops I will with pleasure do it. Please to favour me with a line as soon as convenient. I have wrote to Col. Long you request that the stores you mention should be sent to camp immediately.

I refer you to Lt. Andrews and Finny for the news in this part of the Country.

I would have sent out the Rushe Drill I mentioned, but they have not got a Waggon or cart.

I am Sir your M. Hum. Servt.,