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Letter from John Rutledge to Richard Caswell
Rutledge, John, 1739-1800
March 17, 1779
Volume 14, Page 43

PRESIDENT J. RUTLEDGE OF S. C. TO GOVERNOR CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Charlestown, March 17th, 1779.

Sir:

Major General Howe, by whom this goes, being well acquainted with the situation of affairs in this State and Georgia, will be able to give you the fullest information respecting them. It is unnecessary, therefore, for me to do so. I will only request that whatever aid North Carolina will afford may be forwarded with the utmost dispatch, so that the necessary measures for compelling the Enemy to leave Georgia may be furnished before the weather is so warm as to endanger the health of the men to be employed in this service.

I am, with great Esteem, dear Sir,
Your mo. ob. Servt.,
J. RUTLEDGE.