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Title
Letter to Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln
Names
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 (Recipient)
Rutledge, John (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series IX. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: Charlestown, S.C.
Date Created: 1779-05-13
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM4262-7302
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 3 pp. 4o
Description
Writes of the movements of the enemy and encloses a letter from Gen. Moultrie on the same subject; since that was written Gen. Pulaski's Corps has been in quest of them and returned with a few prisoners, one a servant of Prevost's; encloses account given by them of the enemy's numbers; the General followed them till within two miles of Ashley ferry but did not see them; it is uncertain if they have crossed the river, or gone up the Dorchester road, but the prisoners and deserters agree that their main object is to meet Gen. Lincoln and take Charleston by storm; the bearer will inform himself of particulars on the road; enjoins promptness and despatch.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 277802
Calendar number: EM. 6779
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e19c0b10-0025-0130-9a76-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1733: Creator Born
  • 1779: Place
  • 1810: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Letter to Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln