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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates [Extract]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 05, 1780
Volume 14, Page 783

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GEN. JETHRO SUMNER TO GEN. GATES.

“I learned last evening that 30 tories had entered Richmond town and taken several prisoners. Capt. Miller with thirty horse was immediately sent in pursuit. I enclose you a proclamation of Gen. Cornwallis, also a protection given by Josiah Martin, late governor of this state. We are here, sir, generally in great straight for provisions.”