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Letter from William Smallwood to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Smallwood, William, 1732-1792
October 19, 1780
Volume 14, Page 791

GEN. W. SMALLWOOD TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

October 19th, 1780.

“Before I left your camp I did not advert to the expediency of leaving an officer and party at the ford, to secure the boats and to forward the passage of stores, etc. It will also be necessary to raise a small redoubt to cover the passage in case of a retreat. I have wrote to Gen. Gates to forward an engineer and some artillery, one piece of which I propose lodging there for that purpose.”