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Letter from Joshua Potts to Jethro Sumner
Potts, Joshua
June 11, 1781
Volume 15, Page 480

JOSHUA POTTS TO GENERAL SUMNER.

June 11th, 1781.

Sir:

I am this day going over into Northampton, in order to have a drove of hogs, & perhaps a few cattle sent on towards Harrisburgh. There are I'm informed about 200 hogs in very good order. They will cross Roanoak at Eaton's Ferry; should they or any of them be required at Bute old Court House, & you will let me know it, I will have them sent accordingly. Otherwise they will all be driven to Harrisburg.

I have just now dispatched John Reasoner with two waggons which yesterday arrived here from Murfree's, with Rum, sugar and Coffee. Have directed the same under said Reasoner's Care to your Camp at Bute old Courthouse. The Invoice of Stores here inclosed which is all that was brought, except two barrels of Coffee No. 1, 248 lbs. nett; No.2, 276 lbs. which could not be sent by reason of a heavy load without it.

I am Sir,
Your humble servant,
JOSHUA POTTS, A. D. Q. M.