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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Horatio Gates
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
October 10, 1780
Volume 15, Page 114

GENL. JETHRO SUMNER TO MAJ. GENL. GATES.
[Letters of Genl. Gates, 154, Vol. 2, P. 291.]


Camp Yadkin, October 10, 1780.
VIII o'clock, Evening.

Sir:

With great satisfaction I inform you of the Defeat of Major Ferguson on King's Mountain, 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Particulars I enclose you as rec'd a few minutes ago, also a Letter from General Davidson of his securing twenty-nine Barrels of Powder, which was secreted some time since near Charlotte.

I am, Sir, with great Respect,
Yr. Very hble. Servt.,
JETHRO SUMNER.

P. S. The Draught General Davidson mentions of the Enemy's lines was omitted, by some means or other, being not enclosed to me, but you may expect it next Express from this if the mistake is discovered.

J. S.
Genl. Gates.

[Endorsed] (10th Octr. 1780,) From Generals Sumner and Davidson, with the particulars of the Defeat of Major Ferguson on the 7th Oct., 1780.