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Letter from John Rutledge to Richard Caswell
Rutledge, John, 1739-1800
April 06, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 60-61

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

Orangeburg, April 6th, 1779.

Dr. Sir:

This will be delivered by Major Harleston, one of my Aids, whom I have desired personally to represent the situation of matters here and in Georgia, and the necessity of large and speedy reinforcements from your State; to direct their route, you will rely on what this gentleman declares, and be pleased to give him every necessary information respecting the succors which we may be assured of receiving from North Carolina, particularly as to the number of Troops, and the time when they may, with certainty, be expected; also any authentic intelligence you have of the Virginia

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Forces destined hither. A knowledge of these points is essentially necessary to regulating our operations.

I am, with great esteem, Dr. Sir,
Your mo. ob. serv't,
J. RUTLEDGE.