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Letter from Jethro Sumner to John Butler [Extract]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
1780
Volume 14, Page 780

GENERAL JETHRO SUMNER TO GENERAL JOHN BUTLER.

“I am sorry you are so badly fixed as to retard your moving on. Cols. Davie and Taylor, with about 300 horse, are in the vicinity of Captain Fifer's. A large number of the inhabitants from Mecklenburg and Rowan Counties have joined them. Captain Hart last evening brought into camp fifteen prisoners, one of them Col. Roberts or Robenson, from the hollows of the mountain, (a very villain,) with several of the more active of the tory gang, and five of the British dragoons. I fear that Major Ferguson will move down the Yadkin to cover Cornwallis' crossing.”