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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Stephen Drayton
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
June 29, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 499-500

GEN. SUMNER TO COL. DRAYTON.
(By Express 29th June 1781.)

Sir:

I have just received yours, with General Greene's letter inclosed, and in consequence of which shall march the troops under my command consisting of about 500 men with about 200 indifferent stand Arms by the shortest route to Salisbury. I expect we shall be in order to march by Sunday morning at farthest. I have wrote to the Baron Steuben of my route being altered, & have requested

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he will send me 300 stands arms to meet me at Hillsborough or Salisbury which General Greene mentions he informed him he had sent forward to me.

I am Sir,
Your most Obt Hum. Servant
JETHRO SUMNER.