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Letter from Gideon Lamb to Jethro Sumner
Lamb, Gideon, 1741-1781
April 03, 1779
Volume 15, Page 739

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COL. GIDEON LAMB TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Charlotte, April 3rd, 1779.

Dear General:

Having seen His Excellency the Governor at this Place, to whom I presented your orders. He Informed me he had given orders to the Cols. of the respective Counties to Assemble all the Regulars and New levey Soldiers in their respective Jurisdictions and march then to the different Places of Rendezvous from where they ware to have came under the Command of Proper Officers to this Place and march under the command of Genl. Butler to Head Quarters, that from the Acct. he had Reced. the whole of them would not be more than Sufficient to Compleat and keep full the two Regiments now at Head Quarters and that he expected the State would lose no time in falling on ways and means to Compleat and fill up all the Continental Regts. in this State therefore ordered me to attend on the Assembly this Session at Newbern, Where I shall set off for tomorrow. Have ordered Col. Lytle to use every means in his power to Collect and forward on without loss of time what of the new levies &c., Genl. Butler leaves behind but doubt of his making much progress as no money can be had for that purpose. As for news I refer you to the Bearer Genl. Butler, and am in the mean time with the greatest respect.

Your Most Obdt. & Humble Servant,
GN. LAMB, Col. 6th N. C. Regt.