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Letter from Henry Dixon to Jethro Sumner
Dixon, Henry, ca. 1750-1782
February 24, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 517-518


Camp Ponpon, February 24th, 1782.

Dear General:

With my letter of the 16th instant I sent you the last monthly returns with the strength of each company and by whom commanded, and a copy of the arrangement, since which Captain Walton, Lieutenants McNeese and Graves with a small party have joined and brought with them a small quantity of rum but no sugar, for which article we are much distressed.

There is no further acct. of the troops expected from New York and it is supposed they are gone to the West Indias. With this you will receive a monthly return of the Brigade. Shall be much obliged to you for the names of the Officers ordered to Camp and what number of men we may expect with them. We have heard nothing from Captain Doherty since you wrote Major Armstrong from Halifax. Some of our Officers are so bare of Clothes that

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they cannot mount guard or keep company with decency. Have received nothing but fourteen yards of linnen each, since you left camp. General Greene will not spare Captain Brevard from Camp and wishes you to send some officer that is in the State to take post at Salisbury in the room of Captain Armstrong who has gone home sick. Major Armstrong desires his compliments to you.

I am, Sir your most obedient, humble servant,
Commanding N. C., Brigade.