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Letter to Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln
Emmet, 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 / Origin
Place: Charles Town, S.C.
Date Created: 1779-05-05
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM7386-7538
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed: "From Gov. Rutledge, June 5, 1779 I suppose, and not May 5. 1779." 3 pp. 4o
Gen. 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.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278092
Calendar number: EM. 7407
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9270b560-c536-012f-9a0f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1779: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Letter to Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln