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Letter from A[nthony?] Crutcher to Jethro Sumner
Crutcher, A[nthony?]
February 27, 1783
Volume 16, Page 942


Halifax, February 27th, 1783.


A soldier waits on you with some letters which was handed to me yesterday by General Jones, as I was told they were from General Greene I thought it proper to dispatch them as quick as possible. The troops from Winton are at this place, I can’t yet ascertain the number exactly when they are all collected in and about this place. They are entirely without Camp Equipage of any kind, and almost without Cloaths, and I am sorry to say that if I am obliged to march, it must be without that very necessary article a blanket. Nothing induces me to complain but that want of the common necessaries of life while serving my Country. Several Officers, as I have been informed have lately left Camp, one of which is Lieut. Slade who says he is left out of the arrangement and I am apprehensive that will be my case. Several of the soldiers have their time almost expired. I wait your order what to do with them.

I am Sir your most Obedient and most
Humble servant,