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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
September 13, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 611-612

GENL. JETHRO SUMNER TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.

At Conrad Creek, Rowan County, Sept. 13th, 1780. ten O Clock.

Sir:

A party of Light Horse of this County, under the Command of Capt. Herrick, having pursued some Tories going to the Enemy,

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defeated them at Mask ferry on Peedee the 10th instant, killed a number of them & took Eleven prisoners, among whom there's a Light Dragoon of the British Legion sent into Montgomery County for Recruiting the 25th August: I think some usefull intelligences of the Movements of the Enemy may be had from him, & for that purpose ordered him immediately to Hillsborough to you: the prisoner's name is Daniel McDonald, a Sergeant of Dragoons.

I am, with the highest esteem, Sir,
Yr mozt Obdt Servt,
JETHRO SUMNER.