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Letter from John Alexander Lillington to Jethro Sumner
Lillington, John Alexander, 1720s-1786
April 22, 1781
Volume 15, Page 445


Camp at Limestone Bridge, Duplin County, April 22:81.

Dr. Sir:

I recvd. yr. favor of 14th. Instant, & Agreeable to yr. Orders, I have Made it Known to the Continental Officers, that is in this Brigade that it is yr. Desire that they Proceed Immediately to their Different Stations, to receive the New raised Recruits.

We have nothing of Note Just Now; you may depend in Case Cornwallis should make a Movement to March in the Country, that you shall hear it pr. Express, without Delay, there is a report in Camp that Part of his Troops is Down at Brunswick, if that Should be the case you May Conclude that he Intends for the Southward, as soon as he Can get Shipping to take them off. you will Oblige Me Much to let me hear from you with what Intelligence you may have from Genl. Greene, & from the North.

I am Sir With great respect yr. Most Obedient Humble Servt.