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Letter from John Penn to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Penn, John, 1740 or 1-1788
October 05, 1780
Volume 14, Page 782

HON. JOHN PENN TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

October 5th, 1780.

“The militia must serve three months from the time they were at Headquarters, not reckoning the time they were absent since the defeat. Those men that are refractory ought to be informed that they must be obedient to the laws of their country. The Board has written to Col. Polk to furnish you with provisions. Gen. Smallwood and Col. Morgan will get off to-morrow with a number of regular troops to join you; the badness of the weather has retarded them for two days.”