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Title Abner Nash document set
Date 1780 June 27 [letter]
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter
People Nash, Abner, ca. 1740-1786
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785
Search Terms North Carolina
Continental Congress
Annapolis Convention
Scope & Content Abner Nash document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

A.L.S., 1780 June 27, Duplin County, [North Carolina] to General [Jethro] Sumner describing British actions around Camden, North Carolina, and expressing his hope that Sumner would join General Caswell's force.

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Abner Nash (1740-1786): Born 8 August 1740 in Prince Edward County, Colony of Virginia, British America; died 2 December 1786 in New York City, New York, U.S. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1777-78; member of North Carolina state senate, 1779-80; Governor of North Carolina, 1780-81; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1782; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782-86; died in office 1786. Died while attending a session of the Continental Congress, in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 2, 1786.

Jethro Sumner was a Continental Army officer.

Admin/Biographical History John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.