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Letter from Selby Harney to Jethro Sumner
Harney, Selby
November 20, 1782
Volume 16, Page 669


Camden County, Nov. 20th, 1782.

Dear General:

The 5th Inst. I had the Honor to Receive your favour and should if possable Obeyed the summons but the third day after was taken so extremely ill that I was not able to git out of my bed with out help, until some time after your appointment at Hillsburrough had Relapsed; have got better since. My Illness was occasioned by a ball I received in my hip at Hadral’s point, which was not extracted, and is become now so very troublesom that it wold be with the greatest pain I cold ride twenty miles on Horse back; but I hope soon to remove the complaint by having the ball taken out.

Lieut. Colonel Lytle has just acquainted me by a line of my exchange. He desires me to apply to you for orders, But I hope Sir my enability of boddy will for the present Excuse me from being called to Camp. Add to this I have neither Horases or money to cary me thare. If thare shold be any duty to do in the District I shold use utmost indeavour to do it.

I am Dear Genl.,
With the greatest Esteem,
Your Obedient Hum. Servt.,