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Letter from Thomas Donoho to Jethro Sumner
Donoho, Thomas
August 07, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 637-638


Hillsborough, August 7th, 1782.

Dear Sir:

I have been here ten days and have received no men but from Caswell and Granville Counties, and only twenty-five from each of them (fifty in all), and am informed that the other Counties are not to rendezvous till the 20th of the month; of course it will be out of my power to march agreeable to your orders, except to go without men, which I don’t conceive to be your intention. Provisions are scarce, and I am afraid I shall not be able to procure it without pressing, which will be very disagreeable, as the People are likely to make very little Corn in this part of the world. Capt. Lytle informs me he has some business to Transact at Guilford and Orange Courts, and wants leave to stay till he can do it; likewise Lt. Charles Dixon is Ex’tor. to Col. Dixon’s Estate, which must

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suffer if he can’t stay to settle his affairs. Should be glad to receive further instructions as soon as possible, and

Am, Sir, yr. obt. Hble. Servt.,
Maj. 4th N. C. Regt.