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Letter from Henry Dixon to Jethro Sumner
Dixon, Henry, ca. 1750-1782
April 27, 1781
Volume 15, Page 446

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MAJOR HENRY DIXON TO GENERAL SUMNER, TO WARREN COUNTY.

Hillsborough, April 27th, 1781.

Dear General,

I received your letters of the eighth and seventeenth instant yesterday at Col. Moore's as I was on my way to this place, and immediately sent orders to Lieutenants Sanders and Moore to repair to Head Quarters and join Maj. Eaton. Have just arrived at this place and find that there is no provision to be got either for man or horse.

Have sent the officers in the district to the different Counties to collect deserters and assist the militia officers in marching the volunteers and draughts to this place but cannot learn that any of them will be here before the 20th of May.

Therefore I think to return to Caswell and wait there until the troops from the different Counties are in motion.

I am Dear Sir,
Your Most Obedient Humble Servant,
HENRY DIXON, Major.