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Letter from John Rutledge to Thomas Burke
Rutledge, John, 1739-1800
April 07, 1782
Volume 16, Pages 270-271

TO GOV. BURKE FROM GOV. J. RUTHLEDGE, OF S. C.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

April 7th, 1782, 1 p. m.

Dear Sir:

I shall direct Sergt. Harris to stay with his men here a few days to refresh his horses. I request that your Excellency would be pleased to order them to be supplied whilst they stay, with rations and forage, and that you would send per bearer an order for supplying

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them on their return through this State, similar to the one which I have given for their supply in South Carolina, as I apprehended such an order for supplies in this State should come from you.

I have an order from General Greene to furnish them between South Carolina and Philadelphia, but shall take that with me, lest I may have occasion for it on the road where I may not be able to purchase.

Has your Excellency any commands to Philadelphia? If you have I will take charge of them.

I shall set off in about an hour and will wait on you within that time.

I am, Sir,
Your Most Obdt. Servt.,
J. RUTLEDGE.