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Letter from Batte Birdsong to Jethro Sumner
Birdsong, Batte
June 03, 1781
Volume 15, Page 471

B. BIRDSONG TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Harrisburg, June 3rd, 1781.

Dear Sir:

By the bearer Sergt. Newby I have sent you 20 Boxes of Cartridges & a box of Butter & a Waggon & team. I have not another Waggon at this post at present. I have two more on their way from Hillsborough. I have a quantity of powder, lead and Rum & think it necessary to keep a guard & Do, with my artificers. Pray let me know by the first opportunity how I shall get a proper guard for this Magazine.

I am Sir, with much respect, your humble servant,
BATTE BIRDSONG.
Brigadier Genl. Summer.
Bute Old Court House.