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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jethro Sumner to George Washington
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 20, 1781
Volume 15, Page 655

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Halifax, N. Carolina, October 20th, 1781.


I rejoice to hear of your approaches against the fortified holds of the Enemy about York, and flatter our expectations that they will soon fall under yr. Power. The Situation of the Southern Camp, about the 27th of September on the High Hills of Santee, were under some apprehensions of the Enemy' Crossing the river Santee upon receiving some reinforcements, which had not jointed them before the affair, at the Eutaw Springs. Genl. Rutherford & Butler with about eighteen Hundred Militia were last Tuesday, within twenty five miles West of Campbleton on Cross Creek on Cape Fear, that the disaffected were imbodyed on the head waters of the Wocomaw River South of Campbleton (1200). Major Craig who commands in Wilmington about Four Hundred British troops has fortified redoubts and (      ) this post has recovered much of the neighboring country and have

(Unifinished letter in General Sumners hand writing.)