Letter to Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln
NamesEmmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 (Recipient)Rutledge, John (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series XI. The Siege of Savannah--Lincoln Papers
Dates / OriginPlace: Charles Town, S.C.Date Created: 1779-05-05
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.Citation/reference: EM7386-7538
Physical DescriptionA. L. S. Endorsed: "From Gov. Rutledge, June 5, 1779 I suppose, and not May 5. 1779." 3 pp. 4o
DescriptionGen. Huger had delivered Gen. Lincoln's message which prevented his sending an inquiry about the time of service of the North Carolina and Virginia troops; will shortly send an express to North Carolina, Virginia, and Congress to represent the state of the country and the need of reinforcements by sea and land; will desire the South Carolina delegates to Congress to set off at once for Philadelphia; the proclamation and orders he has lately sent out are the best means for getting a force from the militia; sends intelligence received the day before from four deserters from the enemy's flat-bottomed boats (with which Anthony had a skirmish) at Capt. Hutchinson's Island; also despatches from Congress, Virginia and North Carolina. In a post-script sends Mr. Timothy's observations: impossible to say if the enemy will fortify Stono Inlet, embark there and go to Beaufort or elsewhere to surprise Fort Moultrie or attack Charleston; for want of time sends original papers and requests their return by a safe hand.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 278092Calendar number: EM. 7407Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9270b560-c536-012f-9a0f-58d385a7bc34
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