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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Armstrong to Jethro Sumner
Armstrong, John, 1717-1795
February 03, 1782
Volume 16, Page 499


Camp at Col. Skirvens,
30 miles from Chas. Town,
February 3rd, 1782.

Dear General:

Inclosed I have sent you the last monthly return. I have nothing particular to write to you, at present. I wrote to you from Stono giving you a full account of the whole of our Maneuvers since you left the brigade. The Enemy keeps a strong post at the Quarter House and ventures little farther, they are drove off John’s and Jas. Islands, they depart very fast. General Waine at his first arrival in Georgia supprised a party of about 140 that was out a forraging, took the whole; every thing seems to be in our favour. The Assembly of this State is now sitting at Jacksonborough and is determined to raise two Regiments, be the Expense what it will, they have made a present of ten thousand Guines to General Greene to be paid in land, negroes & house furniture of such Estates that hath been confiscated at this Present Assembly. Your Officers and Soldiers are very naked, and no hopes of being better. We are very desirous to hear from you and what success Capt. Doherty hath had. Gen. Greene hath asked me several times if I had any accounts from you and likewise about some Cloathing he expected you to send on to Camp. My compliments to all inquiring friends. I have the honour to be your

Most obedient humble servant,