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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates [Extract]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 07, 1780
Volume 14, Page 783

GEN. JETHRO SUMNER TO GEN. GATES.

October 7th, 1780.

“The tories who plundered Richmond signifyed to the inhabitants that the army of the enemy were to take that place tonight. I have called the field officers of the brigade together, and they have advised me to let Col. Jarvis's and Col. Exum's regiments return home, and they will be dismissed tomorrow morning.”