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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Joshua Potts
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
April 18, 1781
Volume 15, Page 441

GENERAL SUMNER TO J. POTTS.

Warren County, April 18th, 1781.

Sir:

I am to acquaint you (if I am not mistaken in the department which you fill) that I shall rendezvous the drafts of this State as Continental Troops at Hillsborough, agreeable to order. The district of Hillsborough will rendezvous at Hillsborough the 25th Instant. The East and Southern district will lose no time in joining General Rendezvous by the fifth of May, therefore you are to use your activity in laying in provisions immediately at Hillsborough for fifteen hundred men; the situation of the State requires every exertion for their being provided for untill equipped for the field. You are therefore to give the necessary aid of your department, for the well providing for the said troops by the time and place mentioned.

I am Sir, your servant,
JETHRO SUMNER.