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Letter from Thomas Hogg to Jethro Sumner
Hogg, Thomas
December 07, 1782
Volume 16, Page 676

MAJ. THOS. HOGG TO GENERAL SUMNER.

Halifax, 7th December, 1782.

Sir:

I received yours of 30th Nov. wherein I was ordered to join the Southern Army without delay, you say Genl. Green will Admit of no excuse in case of my not joining agreeable to those orders; which I am extremely sorry for, it being intirely out of my power to join at present, last August when I was in Warren receiving of the 18 months levies a Mr. Robeson behaved very much a miss in Camp, for which I had him confined for, and shou’d of had him punished for, had it not been for his promising his futer good behaviour, at the same time a number of Gentlemen petitioned in his behalf on his promise and on this petition I released him, (you are accuainted with the circumstances) since then he has indited me for it, and has swore the peace against me, for this I am obliged to apear at the next Court, or forfit 400 pounds, besides other damages, this excuse I hope will be thought a sufficient one.

I have the honor Sir to be with the
greatest respect your obedt. servt.
THOS. HOGG, maj.