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Letter from Selby Harney to Jethro Sumner
Harney, Selby
November 20, 1782
Volume 16, Page 669

LT. COL. SELBY HARNEY TO BRIG. GENERAL SUMNER.

Camden County, Nov. 20th, 1782.

Dear General:

The 5th Inst. I had the Honor to Receive your favour and should if possable Obeyed the summons but the third day after was taken so extremely ill that I was not able to git out of my bed with out help, until some time after your appointment at Hillsburrough had Relapsed; have got better since. My Illness was occasioned by a ball I received in my hip at Hadral’s point, which was not extracted, and is become now so very troublesom that it wold be with the greatest pain I cold ride twenty miles on Horse back; but I hope soon to remove the complaint by having the ball taken out.

Lieut. Colonel Lytle has just acquainted me by a line of my exchange. He desires me to apply to you for orders, But I hope Sir my enability of boddy will for the present Excuse me from being called to Camp. Add to this I have neither Horases or money to cary me thare. If thare shold be any duty to do in the District I shold use utmost indeavour to do it.

I am Dear Genl.,
With the greatest Esteem,
Your Obedient Hum. Servt.,
SELBY HARNEY.