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Letter from Jethro Sumner to William Smallwood
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 20, 1780
Volume 14, Page 791

GEN. JETHRO SUMNER TO GEN. W. SMALLWOOD.

October 20th, 1780.

“I feel myself distressed to signify my declining any further command of the line of militia. Altho' I have before mentioned my intentions to Gen. Gates on this head, I thought it necessary to inform you of the time I do retire.”