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Letter from Abner Nash to Jethro Sumner
Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
May 25, 1781
Volume 15, Page 466

GOV. A. NASH TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Col. Hawkins', May 25th, 1781.

Sir:

I have so many applications to me in favour of Richard Jones who was delivered over by Col. Seawell as a Continental soldier, that I think myself obliged to take notice of it lest real oppression should be practised under colour of Law and public service. I therefore desire Sir that you would let Jones have his Liberty to convene his witnesses & deliver the letter herewith, to the commanding officer of Franklin whom I have directed to hold a Ct. of Inquiry on Jones' case & in case he is found liable I have ordered that he be returned to his company, in the other case that he be discharged.

I am Sir,
Yr Obt. Servt,
A. NASH.