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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to William Moultrie
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
September 24, 1779
Volume 14, Page 344

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GEN. BENJ. LINCOLN TO GEN. WM. MOULTRIE.
[From Moultrie's Memoirs, Vol. 2, pages 34 & 35.]

Camp before Savannah, Sept. 24th, 1779.

Dear Sir:

I am very glad you detained the North Carolina Militia in town, for they cannot, I think, arrive here in time. Ground was broken last night very near the enemy's lines, towards their left, with very little interruption. The Cannon and mortars will soon be up and ground opened in different places. I should invite you to camp, but think the matter will be determined one way or other before you can possibly arrive.

I am, &c.,
B. LINCOLN.