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Letter from [Jethro Sumner] to Pinketham Eaton
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
January 31, 1781
Volume 15, Page 422

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January 31st, 1781.

Major Pinkney Eaton.

Agreeable to my instructions from the Honorable Major General Greene to appoint a field officer to relieve Col. Gunby, stationed at Hillsborough, we have thought proper to nominate you to that post. You are, therefore, without delay, repair to that station and to receive your instructions from him, and such other directions, &c., which you may find necessary in conducting the military operations in that department you are to apply for at Headquarters.

(Not signed.)