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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln to William Moultrie, including related memorandum by William Moultrie
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
May 18, 1780
Volume 14, Page 821

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GEN. B. LINCOLN TO GEN. WM. MOULTRIE.
[From Moultrie's Memoirs, Vol. 2, pages 115 and 116.]


Charlestown, May 18th, 1780.

Dear Sir:

The officers go this morning to Haddrell's-point. You being the senior, I have to request that you would make an arrangement of the barracks, and see that justice is done to all the officers, with respect to the rooms.

I am, dear sir, yours sincerely,
B. LINCOLN.

When we got to Haddrell's-point it was very difficult to get quarters in barracks, for the number of officers that were sent over; they went to the neighboring houses, within the limits of their paroles; and many of them built huts about in the woods, and in a very little time were comfortably settled, with little gardens about them. The number of officers (prisoners) at Haddrell's-point and the adjacent houses were two-hundred and seventyfour, (Col. Pinckney and myself were in excellent quarters at Mr. Pinckney's place, called Snee-farm). It would be too tedious to insert their names. I will only give a general return of all ranks and the states to which they belonged.