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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von Steuben
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
June 28, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 495-496


Camp near Harrisburg, June 28th, 1781.


The drafts from the district of Newberne joined yesterday, I shall

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begin my march to join you the 31st Instant with about six hundred privates, very few arms fit for the field, cartridge boxes we shall want but a small number and about 40000 cartridges we have with us. I am desirous to hear from you that I may take my route accordingly. I have no late intelligence from the southward from Gen. Greene since the 23rd of May before ninety Six, which place we hear is since taken, also Augusta in Georgia.

I am Sir with respect your very humble servant