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Letter from Hardy Murfree to Jethro Sumner
Murfree, Hardy
April 13, 1782
Volume 16, Page 592


Camp Bacon’s Bridge, 13th April, 1782.

Dear General:

Our baggage came to Camp safe, Three days ago, but Bowling and Gant, the two Deserters I brought from the State troops, both made their escape and carried off a Centenal by the name of Anthony De Summers, an Indian fellow. I had them Ironed near Hillsborough, and they were marched in Irons to Charlotte, where they went off & the Centenal.

Genl. Greene sent to me yesterday for an Officer to ride express to Gov. Burke with the greatest dispatch. I requested Capt. Dixon to come on that business, as he had a good horse. The Genl. Informed me he wished the letter to go to Gov. Burke and one for Genl. Rutherford, safe and quick; I don’t know any thing about the contents. Capt. Dixon’s Company time expires next month, and, as we have plenty of Captains, I don’t think it will be worth while for him to return, so I have directed him to wait your orders.

I have nothing new to inform you; get the lands laid off if possible. Capt. Dixon has something to mention to you about it, which I think is just, but you will be the better Judge when he sees you.

Please to make my compliments to all Inquiring friends,

And am, Dear Genl., your M. H. Servt.,