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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 10, 1780
Volume 14, Page 682

BRIGR. GENL. SUMNER TO MAJR. GENL. GATES.


Camp Yadkin Ford, Oct. 10th, 1780,
VIII. Ock. Even'g.

Sir:

With Great Satisfaction I informe you of the defeat of Majr. Furguson on King's Mountain, 4 Ock., Saturday Afternoon. The perticulars I inclose you, as Received a few minits ago, also a letter from Genl. Davidson of his securing twenty nine Barrls. of powder, which was Secreted some time sense near Charlotte.

I am, Sir, with great respect,
Yr. very Hble. Servt.,
JETHRO SUMNER.

P. S. The Draft Genl. Davidson mentions of the enemy's lines was Omitted by some means or other, being not inclosed me, but you may expect it next express from this if the mistake is descovered.

J. S.