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Minutes of a Continental Army Council of War
United States. Continental Army. Council of War (Lincoln)
April 26, 1780
Volume 14, Pages 805-806

COUNCIL OF WAR.
[Letters of Genls. Lee, Lincoln and Moultrie, 158, p. 433.]


At a Council of Officers held in Garrison of Charles Town April 26th, 1780,

Present:

Major Genl. Lincoln.
Brigadier-General Moultrie.
Brigadier-General McIntosh.
Brigadier-General Woodford.
Brigadier-General Scott.
Brigadier-General Du Portail.
Brigadier-General Hogun.
Colonel Commandt. Beekman.
Colonel Commandt.Simons.
Commodore Whipple.
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General Lincoln asked the Council whether, in their opinion, the evacuation of this garrison was an expedient & practicable measure.

The Council were unanimously of opinion that it is not expedient, as being impracticable.

Signed
WM. MOULTRIE.
LACHLAND McINTOSH.
WM. WOODFORD.
CHARLES SCOTT.
DU PORTAIL.
JAMES HOGUN.
M. SIMONS.
ABRAHAM WHIPPLE.

(Endorsed.) Council of War, April 26th. No. 19.