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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Richard Caswell
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
July 09, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 190-191

COL. JETHRO SUMNER OF THE 3RD REGT. TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Camp Near Halifax 9th July 1778.

Sir:

Since I wrote you this morning I have seen Capt. Medici, who I am informed waits to complete his Troop with conveniences here. I am persuaded the length of time ere such necessaries can be furnished, his part of the horses here, will be of little service, this Campaign. The Board of War, I am informed by some officers just from New York were uneasy at his delay. If your Excellency thinks proper to give any order respecting him I shall see them executed. Such of the old Regiments' soldiers in Town, capable of marching, I have ordered to hold themselves in

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readiness to march under Col. Hogun to join their Regiment, at Head Quarters, which I hope will be approved of by you. I have made free Sir, to enclose you the last Virginia paper. I am

Your very hume. Servt.
JETHRO SUMNER.