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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to James Hogun
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
January 24, 1780
Volume 14, Page 796

GEN. B. LINCOLN TO COM'D'G OFFICER NORTH CAROLINA CONT. TROOPS.

Charles Town, January 24th, 1780.

Sir:

By what we learn from a vessel brought in here yesterday, it no longer remains a doubt but that the Enemy mean soon to invade this State. The latter end of Decem. a large fleet, wt. a number of Troops on board, (some say 10,000,) left the Hook, conveyed by nine ships of war, six of them of the line, destined for Savannah, from which place we may expect them here. Your early arrival would add much to our safety, and is an event most ardently wished for. I, therefore, must entreat you to march the Troops under your command with all possible dispatch to this place.

I am, Sir, your most obedt. Servt.,
B. LINCOLN.
To the Officer commanding the Cont. Troops of No. Carolina on their march from the Main Army to Charles Town.