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Letter from Robert Rowan to Jethro Sumner
Rowan, Robert
July 24, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 568-569

COL. ROBERT ROWAN TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Campbelton, 24th July, 1781.

Sir:

If Captain Pearl arrives safe with the drafts from this county, he will deliver you a cask containing sixty three pairs soldiers shoes. The cloathing you wrote me about, applyed to the Agents for; but it is entirely without trimmings, and I am afraid the public cannot supply me with money to purchase any. I have already made application, without success; but intend waiting on the Governor & Council immediately, to see what they can do. If trimmings can be procured you may depend on it, Sir, the cloathing shall be made

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up; though in the mean time should be glad of your direction as to the manner & form of the coats &c. I am Sir

With much respect Your most obedt.
Servant,
ROBERT ROWAN.