powered by google
Documenting the American South Logo
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Advanced Search Options
Letter from Rawlins Lowndes to Richard Caswell
Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800
December 27, 1778
Volume 13, Page 338

-------------------- page 338 --------------------
PRES'T. RAWL LOWNDES OF S. C. TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charles Town, 27th Decr. 1778.

Sir:

It is now evident the enemy intends to invade this State & Georgia. Twenty seven of their Ships are arrived at Tybee, and 10 at       and both places within 10 or 15 miles of Savannah, and from the information we have received that force is a part of the Armament we may expect. In this situation Sir, we shall stand greatly in need of the support of our neighbours, and that succour which Congress meant we should desire from your State. I flatter myself it is only necessary to inform you of our design to engage you in our behalf. Our stock of arms is barely sufficient to afford a supply to our people, which circumstance I think it my duty to apprise you of, and that they have been obliged to issue to the Troops already arrived from your State near 700 stand.

I have the honor to be &c.
RAWL. LOWNDES.