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Letter from Hardy Murfree to Jethro Sumner
Murfree, Hardy
January 01, 1782
Volume 16, Page 472


Murfree’s Landing, 1st Jan’y, 1782.

Dear Genl:

I sot of for your house on my way to Camp 21st Decr. last, and on my coming to Halifax, Gov. Martin requested me to return for a few days, as he was on his way to Edenton to procure Cloathing, &c., for your Brigade, and thought I might be of service in getting them. I was informed you did not intend to set off for Camp immediately, and shall be at your house about the 15th Inst., and hope it will be in time to go to Camp with you.

Four of the merchants at the Pitch landing have agreed to lend the State 24000 lbs Tobacco or the value of it in any kind of merchandise they may have on hand, and to deliver it to me. I expect there will be a large quantity of tobacco borrowed for the State in the Edenton District. Gov. Martin informs me he intends having it laid out to cloath your Brigade. I shall do everything in my power to forward it on to Camp.

I hope your good lady is on the mend, and am Dear General,

Your mo. Hum. Servt.,