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Letter from William Richardson Davie to Jethro Sumner
Davie, William Richardson, 1756-1820
November 01, 1781
Volume 15, Page 659

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COL. WILLIAM R. DAVIE TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Halifax, Nov. 1st, 1781.

Sir:

I have ordered some Rum to be put in motion to the So. Army for the use of your Brigade. You are sensible, that unless it is sent in the charge of one of your own Officers it may lose much on its journey, and may not be properly applied on its arrival.

I wish you would order some of the Officers here to proceed on with it to Camp. Some Sugar and Coffee will also be forwarded soon; the Rum is at Col. Burtons. I have informed him, that he will receive instructions from you, to whose charge it is to be committed; you will therefore write to him by this express on that Head.

I am Sir with Esteem and Respect,
Your Most Obebt.,
WILLIAM R. DAVIE, Co. Gen.