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Letter from James Read to Jethro Sumner
Read, James
February 27, 1781
Volume 15, Page 427

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COL. JA. READ TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Since I had the pleasure of seeing you at Halifax the Assembly honoured me with the Command of a Regiment of Horse, As I had your aprobation to accept a command in the Militia, I did not think it necessary to trouble you about this command particular.

Please to give my compliments to Mrs. Sumner and the Family.

If my horse is able to travel will be much obliged to you to let the bearer have him to bring to Genl. Butler's Camp to me where I expect to be this afternoon. Col. Whitmil Hill, with the Halifax District Militia, will be here today. Genl. Jones and Major Eaton will be here also. I believe Genl. Jones expects you will accept the command of the Militia.

I am, with the greatest respect, your most obdt. &
Humbl. Servt.,
JA. READ.

Millers Tavern.
Feby. 27th, 1781.