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Letter from Nicholas Long to Jethro Sumner
Long, Nicholas, ca. 1726-1797
August 03, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 593-594

COL. NICHOLAS LONG TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Halifax, Aug. 3rd, 1781.

Sir:

Agreeable to your request I here enclose a list of the twelve months men, now Imployed in the public service as Artificers; perhaps it may not be quite exact, but believe it to be prety near. I cannot come at the Original at present, my books and papers being all packed up ready to flie; as we have frequent Alarms, of a Visit from the British obliges me to be very attentive to the safety of the Public affairs.

Being informed the troops to the Southward are very well supplied with necessarys, have not sent any of the stores received from Maj. Hardy Murfree yet. Should you want anything you'll please let me know; which shall immediately be sent.

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Inclosed is a receipt for some Canteens and Cartouch boxes that comes by a wagon with Lt. Andrews. And am

Sir your Most Obedt. Humble Servt.,
NICHOLAS LONG, D. Q. M. Gl.