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Letter from Hugh Williamson and William Blount to Jethro Sumner
Blount, William, 1749-1800; Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819
July 27, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 630-631

HONS. HU. WILLIAMSON & WM. BLOUNT TO BRIG. GEN. SUMNER.

Philada., 27th July, 1782.

Dr. Sr.:

Within a few days of our arrival here we applyd to the Secretary at War, requesting that Commissions might issue to the North Carolina Officers in the Continental Line according to the Arrangmt. that was laid before the Genl. Assembly at their last Meeting, & by them approved. We find, to our surprise, that no authentic Ratification has yet been forwarded to the War Office, & were sorry to find that an objection has been handed to the War Office against issuing Commissions according to the Arrangement refered to. We inclose you a Copy of the Secretary’s Letter to us, as well as of Coll. Stewart’s Letter to the Secretary at War, that you may take the necessary Steps thereon. We have only further to assure you that it will give us much Pleasure on every possible Occasion to render any effectual Service to you or to the Officers in the Continental

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Line and to request that you will be assured that we are,

With the utmost Esteem, Dr. Sir,
Your most obedient & very humble Servt.,
HU. WILLIAMSON,
WM. BLOUNT.
Brig. Genl. Sumner.