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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Thomas Hogg
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
July 25, 1781
Volume 15, Page 573

GEN. JETHRO SUMNER TO MAJOR HOGG.

Charlotte, July 25th, 1781.

Dear Major:

By copies just received from Gen. Greene, Maj. Ross with a flag and the prisoners from the southward; he is also to take forward those at Salisbury, which will ease you of a great deal of trouble, you will therefore not delay with them. Gen. Greene writes, in our late movements towards Charleston we took about 140 prisoners and killed and wounded near a hundred more and destroyed a prodigious quantity of baggage and stores, and took upwards of two hundred troops. Our militia fought valiantly and we lost but few men notwithstanding.

I wish you well,
Yours, &c.,
JETHRO SUMNER.