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Letter from Jethro Sumner to William Smallwood [Extract]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 15, 1780
Volume 14, Page 789

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GEN. JETHRO SUMNER TO GEN. W. SMALLWOOD.

October 15th, 1780.

“Gen. Morgan crossed the river this morning. The rain set in very heavy before he effected his crossing; however, he has just got his corps over. The rain continuing, I deferred my recrossing under it. The troops are generally very bare of clothing, tents, etc., and cartridges are exposed to the weather, as almost three-fourths are without cartridge boxes.”