Letter from Jethro Sumner to [Isaac Huger]
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
Volume 15, Pages 429-430
GEN. SUMNER (?) TO GENERAL HUGER (?)
Warren County, March 16th, 1781.
Being disappointed in my expectations of having the command of a Militia Brigade for the campaign, I feel myself distressed continually, and should have set off for Camp to ease the suspense of my present situation. However, after I saw His Excellency, our Governor, he was pleased to signify my taking the Command of the militia of this State if General Caswell's indisposition of health continued.
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I, Sir, was apprehensive my attending Camp under those circumstances (and no very good understanding between them) might hurt more or less, each of our characters. I, therefore, declined upon assuring His Excellency that I should hold myself ready to receive his orders should the vacancy offer to join the camp with all possible diligence.