Letter from Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene

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    [Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene May 13, 1782 [RvW Box 2 Folder 53; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Hilsboro, May th13 -1782 Dr Sir, I arriv'd here the 17th of April on my way to Camp, rec,d your letter dated 30th of March the 19th Ap. which I have used my utmost endea vours to pay the attention required, to enform [sic] the necessaty [sic] of the assembly, exerting themselves to fill up the Con- tinental line of this state, they have however, only orde,d [sic] the 20th man through the state to be drafted, and to rendezvous the first of Augt next. I shall Sir, take such steps as may be in my power to get these Drafts to you as soon after as possible. Arms for them I shall be at [End Page 1] a loss for, I have made inquiry respect,g [sic] the armes [sic] you mention, there has a 1,000 [?] arriv,d in Halifax, and in Granvill County, which the Governor assures me His Excellency Gen. l [General] Washington sent for the use of the state; I am pursuaded [sic] ma -ny abuses have been commited [sic] in the public stores, but I assure you I never knew of the Late Stores alluded to untell after I began my march to Camp last Spring. The enemy at Bleuford which you inform me of arriv'd there [and] did some considerable damage to the inhabitants and retired ere information was rec'd that quarter. I inclose you the arrangement of the this states continental Line of officers which I believe to be Just. Col, Gedion Lamb of the 6th Regimt. Lt Col, Davidson of the first and Cap.t Micajah Lewis have since 23d. of [End Page 2] of [sic] Jany 1781, died, the others as recommend or are approv'd of by Genl. [General] assembly to retire on half pay. I also inclose you the Returns of the Stores at Halifax in February last, the overhalls and canteens are sent on to camp sense the date of the return, I am informed - The assembly will brake up in a day or two. I am informed, I shall set of[f] to day for Halifax, I am Sir, with regard yr. most obedt Servt - [your most obedient Servant] Jethro Sumner [End Page 3] Gen. l [General] Greene [Endorsed:] From Genl. [General] Sumner May 13, 1782 [Endorsed note:] respecting the Draft and Arms sent for the State use [End Page 4]
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    [Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene May 13, 1782 [RvW Box 2 Folder 53; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Hilsboro, May th13 -1782 Dr Sir, I arriv'd here the 17th of April on my way to Camp, rec,d your letter dated 30th of March the 19th Ap. which I have used my utmost endea vours to pay the attention required, to enform [sic] the necessaty [sic] of the assembly, exerting themselves to fill up the Con- tinental line of this state, they have however, only orde,d [sic] the 20th man through the state to be drafted, and to rendezvous the first of Augt next. I shall Sir, take such steps as may be in my power to get these Drafts to you as soon after as possible. Arms for them I shall be at [End Page 1] a loss for, I have made inquiry respect,g [sic] the armes [sic] you mention, there has a 1,000 [?] arriv,d in Halifax, and in Granvill County, which the Governor assures me His Excellency Gen. l [General] Washington sent for the use of the state; I am pursuaded [sic] ma -ny abuses have been commited [sic] in the public stores, but I assure you I never knew of the Late Stores alluded to untell after I began my march to Camp last Spring. The enemy at Bleuford which you inform me of arriv'd there [and] did some considerable damage to the inhabitants and retired ere information was rec'd that quarter. I inclose you the arrangement of the this states continental Line of officers which I believe to be Just. Col, Gedion Lamb of the 6th Regimt. Lt Col, Davidson of the first and Cap.t Micajah Lewis have since 23d. of [End Page 2] of [sic] Jany 1781, died, the others as recommend or are approv'd of by Genl. [General] assembly to retire on half pay. I also inclose you the Returns of the Stores at Halifax in February last, the overhalls and canteens are sent on to camp sense the date of the return, I am informed - The assembly will brake up in a day or two. I am informed, I shall set of[f] to day for Halifax, I am Sir, with regard yr. most obedt Servt - [your most obedient Servant] Jethro Sumner [End Page 3] Gen. l [General] Greene [Endorsed:] From Genl. [General] Sumner May 13, 1782 [Endorsed note:] respecting the Draft and Arms sent for the State use [End Page 4]
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    [Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene May 13, 1782 [RvW Box 2 Folder 53; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Hilsboro, May th13 -1782 Dr Sir, I arriv'd here the 17th of April on my way to Camp, rec,d your letter dated 30th of March the 19th Ap. which I have used my utmost endea vours to pay the attention required, to enform [sic] the necessaty [sic] of the assembly, exerting themselves to fill up the Con- tinental line of this state, they have however, only orde,d [sic] the 20th man through the state to be drafted, and to rendezvous the first of Augt next. I shall Sir, take such steps as may be in my power to get these Drafts to you as soon after as possible. Arms for them I shall be at [End Page 1] a loss for, I have made inquiry respect,g [sic] the armes [sic] you mention, there has a 1,000 [?] arriv,d in Halifax, and in Granvill County, which the Governor assures me His Excellency Gen. l [General] Washington sent for the use of the state; I am pursuaded [sic] ma -ny abuses have been commited [sic] in the public stores, but I assure you I never knew of the Late Stores alluded to untell after I began my march to Camp last Spring. The enemy at Bleuford which you inform me of arriv'd there [and] did some considerable damage to the inhabitants and retired ere information was rec'd that quarter. I inclose you the arrangement of the this states continental Line of officers which I believe to be Just. Col, Gedion Lamb of the 6th Regimt. Lt Col, Davidson of the first and Cap.t Micajah Lewis have since 23d. of [End Page 2] of [sic] Jany 1781, died, the others as recommend or are approv'd of by Genl. [General] assembly to retire on half pay. I also inclose you the Returns of the Stores at Halifax in February last, the overhalls and canteens are sent on to camp sense the date of the return, I am informed - The assembly will brake up in a day or two. I am informed, I shall set of[f] to day for Halifax, I am Sir, with regard yr. most obedt Servt - [your most obedient Servant] Jethro Sumner [End Page 3] Gen. l [General] Greene [Endorsed:] From Genl. [General] Sumner May 13, 1782 [Endorsed note:] respecting the Draft and Arms sent for the State use [End Page 4]
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    [Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene May 13, 1782 [RvW Box 2 Folder 53; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Hilsboro, May th13 -1782 Dr Sir, I arriv'd here the 17th of April on my way to Camp, rec,d your letter dated 30th of March the 19th Ap. which I have used my utmost endea vours to pay the attention required, to enform [sic] the necessaty [sic] of the assembly, exerting themselves to fill up the Con- tinental line of this state, they have however, only orde,d [sic] the 20th man through the state to be drafted, and to rendezvous the first of Augt next. I shall Sir, take such steps as may be in my power to get these Drafts to you as soon after as possible. Arms for them I shall be at [End Page 1] a loss for, I have made inquiry respect,g [sic] the armes [sic] you mention, there has a 1,000 [?] arriv,d in Halifax, and in Granvill County, which the Governor assures me His Excellency Gen. l [General] Washington sent for the use of the state; I am pursuaded [sic] ma -ny abuses have been commited [sic] in the public stores, but I assure you I never knew of the Late Stores alluded to untell after I began my march to Camp last Spring. The enemy at Bleuford which you inform me of arriv'd there [and] did some considerable damage to the inhabitants and retired ere information was rec'd that quarter. I inclose you the arrangement of the this states continental Line of officers which I believe to be Just. Col, Gedion Lamb of the 6th Regimt. Lt Col, Davidson of the first and Cap.t Micajah Lewis have since 23d. of [End Page 2] of [sic] Jany 1781, died, the others as recommend or are approv'd of by Genl. [General] assembly to retire on half pay. I also inclose you the Returns of the Stores at Halifax in February last, the overhalls and canteens are sent on to camp sense the date of the return, I am informed - The assembly will brake up in a day or two. I am informed, I shall set of[f] to day for Halifax, I am Sir, with regard yr. most obedt Servt - [your most obedient Servant] Jethro Sumner [End Page 3] Gen. l [General] Greene [Endorsed:] From Genl. [General] Sumner May 13, 1782 [Endorsed note:] respecting the Draft and Arms sent for the State use [End Page 4]
Title:
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene
Creator:
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
Date:
1782-05-13
Description:
Letter from Jethro Sumner to Nathanael Greene regarding the recruitment of additional soldiers in North Carolina, the invasion and damage done by enemy troops, and the matter of retirement for some.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785--Correspondence, Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Correspondence, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Military service, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Military leadership, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
Topical Subject:
War, armed forces, and society
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
Access Information:
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