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Letter from William Moultrie to Nisbet Balfour
Moultrie, William, 1730-1805
April 03, 1781
Volume 17, Page 1039

GEN. WM. MOULTRIE TO LT. COL. BALFOUR.
[Reprinted from Moultrie's Memoirs, Vol. 2nd, Pages 194 & 195.]

April 3rd, 1781.

Sir:

I am to acknowledge the receipt of yours of yesterday's date, and as I cannot be permitted to send an officer to General Greene with my dispatches, I have sent them down for your perusal, and request the favor you will forward them. I am also to request that I may be permitted to send to Congress your letter and my answer relative to the sending the continental and militia prisoners of war to the West Indies, which, if you agree to, I have sent down to be put immediately on board the flag going to Philadelphia, that she may not be detained one moment.

I am, &c.,
WM. MOULTRIE.