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Letter from William Richardson Davie to Jethro Sumner
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820
1780
Volume 15, Page 111

COL. WM. R. DAVIE TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

_______ Miles from Charlotte,
Tuesday, 7-8 O'clock.

Dear Genl:

I have just received Intelligence from one of my patrole parties that the Enemy moved yesterday at One O'clock in the Afternoon, and were taking the Route by one Roush's, on Sugar Creek, leading to the Waxhaws.

Their Waggon Horses are so poor that they make very slow marches. For want of provisions and ammunition, it will be out of my power to march before the Afternoon.

O! for a few Light Troops.

I am, Sir, with
Hum. Esteem, your &c., &c.,
WILLIAM R. DAVIE,
Col. Comd. Ma. Cavalry.
To Genl. Sumner.