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Memorandum by Jethro Sumner concerning the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati, including related letter from Griffith John McRee to David L. Swain
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
April 18, 1784
Volume 17, Pages 133-134

DELEGATES OF THE STATE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION.


Hillsborough, April 18th, 1784.

Lt. Col. Comt. Lytle, Major Blount and Major McRee are Delegates to represent the State Society of the Cincinnati in the General Convention to be held in Philadelphia on the first Monday in May next.

JETHRO SUMNER, Prest.
C. Ivey, Secty. P. T.

I cannot decipher the name of the Secretary but suppose it to be Ivey for I have often heard my grandmother say that a soldier of that name was in the Regular Line with my grandfather. Ivey was the ancestor of Thomas Ivey Faison of Sampson. I send you also a list, which it is possible that you have never seen that I take from Niles Register. I have taken down only those from N. C.

“Revolutionary Regular Army,” Niles' Register, Vol. 2d, p. 292. “List of Gen. & Field officers in the army of the United States, who

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continued in Service to the end of the War, or were deranged in pursuance of acts of Congress.”

North Carolina.

Major General, Robt. Howe.

Brig. General, Jethro Sumner.

Cols.:—Jas. Armstrong, Thos. Clarke, Selby Harney, Gideon Lamb, Archibald Lytle, John Patten, Jas. Thackston.

Lt. Cols.:—John Armstrong, William Davidson, Hardy Murfree.

Majors:—Reading Blount, Thos. Donohoe, George Doherty, Thos. Hogg, Griffith J. McRee, John Nelson.

In looking at the Journal of the N. C. Congress at Halifax, 1776, I observe most of these names.

With regard & esteem Yours respectfully,
G. McREE.
Hon. David L. Swain,
Chapel Hill, N. C.