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Letter from William Lee Davidson to Jethro Sumner
Davidson, William Lee, 1746-1781
October 10, 1780
Volume 14, Page 683

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GENL. WM. DAVIDSON TO BRIGR. GENL. SUMNER.

Camp Rocky River, Oct. 10th, 1780.

Sir:

I have two detachments of Cavalry & Infantry, Each on the Enemy's Lines. A considerable quantity of powder was secured some time ago within four miles of Charlotte, which I knew nothing of until Sunday Evening; 13 Cags were brought off that night, & the remaining Sixteen are this moment arrived safe, which I will forward immediately. Pray Let me know if his Lordship's figures have been decyphered yet. I find he is determined to surprise me, & I am as determined to disappoint him. Inclosed you have a draft of the Enemy's lines which was sent to me by Colo. P——k whilst a Prisoner. I believe it may be depended on. Colo. Davie is very poorly.

I am &c., &c.,
WM. DAVIDSON.
The Hnble. Brig. Genl. Sumner.