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Letter from Henry Dixon to Jethro Sumner
Dixon, Henry, ca. 1750-1782
February 06, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 501-502


Head Quarters 5 Miles No. East Jacksonboro,
6th February, 1782.

Dear General:

I arrived at Camp the 4th Instant and handed your letter to Major Armstrong directing the Officers of the line to be arranged, which we immediately proceeded to do, and have with much difficulty effected. And you will receive a copy of the same with the last montly returns, both Brigade and Regiment, shewing the strength of each Regiment and Company, also the Officers who

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command them, by which you will observe what deficiency of Officers there is in Camp.

The Officers complain much against those that were ordered on in their failure, but nothing could be done with them for want of a list of those who ought to be tried, for such an inattention of duty and disobedience of orders.

The Brigade in Genl., both Officers and men are very bare of Clothing and in want of other supplies. Nothing has happened in the Army in particular since you left it. We have received accounts of an imbarkation from New York, supposed to be for Charles Town with a reinforcement. If the supposition be right we may expect the enemy to resume the field in a short time.

The Enemy keeps close Quarters as yet, making their out-posts at the Qr. House.

We hear since General Waine’s arrival in Georgia he has obliged the Enemy in that part to partake themselves to the Town and Suburbs of Savannah.

I am, with respect, Sir,
Your Most Obedt.,
Humble Servant,
Commandg. N. C. Brigade.