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Letter from Joshua Potts to Jethro Sumner
Potts, Joshua
April 19, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 441-442

JOSHUA POTTS TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Colo. Philemon Hawkins's, Warren County.
April 19th, 1781.

Sir:

Yours by Boy this moment recd. in which you request provisions, &c., to be laid in at Hillsborough for two thousand men, &c.

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According to your order you may depend, Sir, that every exertion in my power shall be put in execution to perform your Requisition.

Perhaps you have understood that General Greene, just before he left Ramsey's Mill, gave directions that stores of every kind should be forwarded from the eastern part of this State, to Hillsborough, there to be subject to farther orders, In consequence of which order I departed Halifax a few days ago, with an intent to make a tour through the respective Counties of this district; have been here several days, put ten waggons into service, eight of which will start from this with Bacon, in a day or two, & shall continue to send forward provisions from each County, with all possible expedition.

I am, Sir, your most obedient & humble servant,
JOSHUA POTTS, S. C. H. D.