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Letter from John Baptist Ashe to Jethro Sumner
Ashe, John Baptista, 1748-1802
July 16, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 538-539

LT. COL. J. B. ASHE TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Dear Sir:

We arrived here this morning at 9 o'clock. Two of our men took sick at the Forks last Night. We hope to reach Charlotte Tomorrow night unless something unluckily turns up. I hope Sir you will do something about exchanging Brown, for one of those cadets

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in Wilmington. I think you ought to in a manner express your displeasure of their treatment of Lt. Orrell. I find I shall go twenty miles out of my way by going by Charlotte.

I am with great respect your Obt. Servt.,
J. B. ASHE.

Camp 4 miles from Phifers, 16th July, 1781.