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Letter from Nicholas Long to Jethro Sumner
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
November 19, 1781
Volume 19, Pages 883-884


Halifax, November 19th, 1781.

Dear Sir:

Yours of ye 18th Instant by Glover, came to hand. By a letter from General Jones I am informed that on the 15th Instant the

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Troops from Virginia, commanded by General Sinclair, departed Richmond and intended to cross Roanoke above this, & pass thro’ Granville by Williamsborough, &c.

Concerning Supplies sent your Brigade, I inform you that since you saw Rose with Five Waggons on the way, Four more have been sent from this Place loaded chiefly with Stores, for the above service which, together with what has been issued here, amounts to the whole procured for that purpose, except about one hundred gallons Rum & fifty lbs Coffe, kept here for necessary purposes, supplying Officers, Artificers, &c. Lem Thomas comes with the Waggon intended for your use, which brings you also Two Barrels Rum amounting to Sixty three & an Half Gallons. One Hundred & Forty lbs. Nett Sugar, & fifty (——) have also sent one Quire Writing Paper.

With respect to Cloathing, I shall shortly send on what Cloth & shoes are on Hand, with a few other things, Canteens, &c.

I am, Dear Sir, Your Hum. Servt.,
N. LONG, D. Q. M. Gl.