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Letter from Charles Lee to Jethro Sumner
Lee, Charles, 1731-1782
August 03, 1776
Volume 10, Page 722

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Letter from General Charles Lee to Colonel Sumner.

Charlestown, August ye 3d, 1776.

Sir,

I think you will act prudently in getting your Party over Ashley Ferry as soon as possible as your men (should they be inclined to desert) will find much greater difficulties in accomplishing it. If you are then not properly equipped you may halt send back some intelligent officer to inform me of your wants and you shall be supplied accordingly.

I am, Sir, yours,
CHARLES LEE.