Letter from William Green to Jethro Sumner
Volume 19, Pages 885-886
CAPT. WILLIAM GREEN TO GENERAL SUMNER.
Franklin, 26th Nov., 1781.
I am happy Sir to have it in my power to give you a particular account of the Expenditures of those Articles put into my care as Quarter Master of your Brigade.
Your Inquiry was after Iron, Steel and Paper purchased from
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Ocheltree and Company at the Yadkin, therefore have not sent you a particular list of anything else. You’ll observe the Articles received of Mr. Gilmore & those by me issued & turned over in Genl. Butler’s Brigade, &c. I cannot conceive who hath troubled you to know the use that those articles were appd. to, thereby I gave those Gent. a Receipt for the Articles recd. from them, and presume you are no pay master or settler of Accts, tho’ probable that Gent., or some other, may be in hopes to find those Articles or their value in my hands, for shurely they were not to be settled with you.
May be Mr. Ocheltree wants the word but Inserted in his Receipt as he endeavoured to have done when I gave him my Rect. for those Articles.
However, I have receipts for those articles on the inclosed, with sundry other Receipts for paper mentd. for ().
You’ll please peruse them and if you are not satisfied, when time and opportunity permits, I will wait on you that you may be fully satisfied.
I am, Sir, with Respect,
Your very hum. Servant,