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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Thomas Burke
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
June 29, 1781
Volume 15, Page 500

GEN. SUMNER TO GOVERNOR BURKE.
(By Express 29th June, 1781.)

Sir:

I have just received instructions from General Greene to join him as soon as possible and expect to march the troops under my command (consisting of about 500 men only 200 of which are armed and them very indifferently) by the nearest route to Salisbury on Sunday next. I am informed there is about 200 public arms in Jones County. I wish we could be furnish with them on our route, or that they could be sent here for those of the 12 months drafts that have not yet joined who have orders to rendezvous at this place.

I am With respect and esteem.
JETHRO SUMNER.