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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
September 25, 1780
Volume 14, Page 651

GEN. SUMNER TO MAJOR GEN. GATES.

Charlote, 25th Sepr., 1780.

Sir:

I am to inform you about three Ock. this morn'g we received information of the Enemys being on their march from the Waxaws Creek, by the Steel Creek Road in force. We immediately retreated thus far, judg'g it prudent, to prevent, if possible, coming to a Genl. Action.

I am, Sir,
Hble Ser
SUMNER.
Genl. Gates.