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Letter from William McClure to Jethro Sumner
McClure, William
1782
Volume 16, Pages 475-476

SURGEON WM. McCLURE TO BRIG. GEN. SUMNER.

Sir:

In the year seventy-six in South Carolina I attended the Eighth Virginia Regiment with my own; though I need not pretend to

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particularize, for I have almost, ever since I have been in the army, done the duty of three or four Surgeons & Mates, without pay, or even murmuring, and now I beg every indulgence in your power which I hope you will grant.

The many just apologies I have made for not being in service will, I hope, appear in their true light, and will not, in your opinion, have the least colour of evading my duty.

I am, Sir,
With every degree of respect,
Your most humble servant,
W. McCLURE.