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Letter from Stephen Moore to Jethro Sumner
Moore, Stephen, 1734-1799
August 04, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 635-636

LT. COL STEPHEN MOORE TO BRIG. GEN. SUMNER.

Caswell County, 4th August, 1782.

Dear Sir:

I have before me your favour of the 2d. The arms I have in hand are only 300, part of 1000 Stand allotted for the use of the Militia of this State, & there still remain 500 Stand in Virginia for want of Waggons to convey them; unless they be lately sent for by Col. Long.

These in my care I don’t think myself warranted to deliver but for State services.

You mention the waggoning of arms from New London, in possession of a Capt. Irish. I hope to be excused if, out of zeal for the service, I take the liberty to mention that this must be some geographical mistake; as the arms I received came from Nath. Irish, D. C. G. M. Stores S. D. His letter is dated at Manchester, which

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is near Richmond, in Virginia, & New London is in Connecticut, one of the Eastern New England States.

I am, with Respect,
Sir,
Your Most Humble Servant,
STEPHEN MOORE,
Lt. C. Hillsbo. Dist.