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Letter from Daniel Morgan to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802
October 17, 1780
Volume 14, Page 791

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GEN. DANIEL MORGAN TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

October 17th, 1780.

“I saw Davie's letter, which says the main body of the enemy is on this side the Catawba river, and a detachment only on the other, and Sumter near them. Him we can't reinforce, nor with the number of troops we can collect make an impression on their main body on this side, so that a reinforcement to my corps would be unnecessary. I intend to march slowly on until I receive some orders.”