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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Richard Caswell
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
April 22, 1777
Volume 11, Page 458

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COL. JETHRO SUMNER TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Camp at Halifax, April 22d 1777.

Sir,

I inclose you a list of the officers' rank and appointments agreeable to their settlement when met for that purpose 16th inst.: also a general return of the third Regiment, and the names of the Captains and other officers, whom I shall take with me to the Northward.

The Regiment, Sir, has greatly suffered by the enlistment of the soldiers in the service of South Carolina & Georgia, and by desertion, and are now every night running off. I wish a proper mode might be established, to deter inhabitants from harbouring all such.

I am, Sir, y'r very humbl. servt.,
JETH SUMNER.
His Excellency Richard Caswell.