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Letter from Jethro Sumner to Robert Burton
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
April 18, 1781
Volume 17, Page 1041

GENERAL SUMNER TO COL. ROBT. BURTON.

April 18th, 1781.

Sir:

I am to inform you that the drafts now about to be raised will make their Gen'l rendezvous at Hillsborough, about the 25th Inst., near two thousand men. You will immediately give directions for the supply'g that post with provisions for the reception of them. I beg you to exert yourself, night and day, to have it accomplished. I also desire you to treat with some person to provide soap for the use of those troops as soon as may be, and at least one thousand or fifteen Hundred weight. I shall be glad to hear from you.

I am, Sir, yr. Servt.,
JETHRO SUMNER.
Col. Robt. Burton.