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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates [Extract]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
September 29, 1780
Volume 14, Page 778

GENL. JETHRO SUMNER TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.

Adkins Ford, September 29th, 1780.

“The enemy continue in Charlotte, about 2,000. Some enlarge their number to 3,000. On my retreat I endeavored to bring off all the public stores there, and effected it. I have detached Col. Davie of the light horse, and Col. Taylor with 200 horse, to Fisher's Mill and in the vicinity, to remain and prevent the enemy's plundering the inhabitants. I every hour expect to hear from them.”