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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
September 15, 1780
Volume 14, Page 616

GENL. JETHRO SUMNER TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.

Camp Near Salisbury, 15th Sepr., 1780.

Sir:

I arriv'd here last even'g, and my encamping ground about half Mile in front of Salisbury, a little to the left of the road lead'g to Charlotte. I saw Colo. Lock; he informes me that he moves to day with the party under his Command towards Charlotte. The Guns, & wagons out of repair, I am geting fix'd. Cartridge box's. I substitute a pouch of Deer Skin & Canvas and shall be diligent untill provided.

I have the Honr. to be,
JETHRO SUMNER.