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Letter from [Philip] Taylor to Jethro Sumner
Taylor, [Philip] B.
1780
Volume 14, Page 790

COL. TAYLOR TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

“There's not a man in my regiment saved his ammunition. Such a rain, good God! I never saw a better opportunity to confine British progress—had we our whole force so as to make a descent on them in six days. We suffered much for four days past during a pursuit, and afterwards in the most powerful rain I ever saw. We this moment received intelligence that the Legion (Tarleton's) have recrossed the Catawba. They are d—d shy, depend on it. Mr. William Alexander killed a sentinel yesterday.”