Letter from William Moultrie to Benjamin Lincoln

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    [William Moultrie to [Benjamin Lincoln] May 15, 1779 [RvW Box 1 Folder 4; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Charles Town May 15, 1779 Dear Sir I received your favour from the Mills, I cannot give you any further account of the Enemys motions all my intelligence hereto have been from Count Polaski, who I suppose is now with you - I have marched off this morning to join you, four hundred Continental Troops including artillery with 4 field pieces, 3 – 4.' [and] 1 - 3 pounders, and about 350 militia. the militia are mostly those living where the Enemy have made such havock [sic], I informed them they would have a chance of gatherg. their property, as I doubted not when you sent out any Parties to collect and stop [the] plunder. they should be of the number I shall be glad to hear from you as soon as possible and whether I should send any more men, I shall hold all the Country Militia in readiness to march at a moments warning I am Dr [Dear] Sir Your most obt humle Servt [obedient humble Servant] Will.m [William] Moultrie Brig.Genl [Brigadier General] [End Page 1] [P.S.] May 15 Since I wrote the within I am informed the Enemy have got 1 forty gunship [and] 16 Transports a[t] Port Royal [and] a number of vessells [sic] at Roupelle ferry I suppose they mean to carry off their plunder; Tis earnestly hoped and expected, that you will overtake them and prevent them carrying away the negroes [Endorsed: written sideways in margin] From Genl. [General][General] Moultrie May 15th. 1779 [End Page 2]
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    [William Moultrie to [Benjamin Lincoln] May 15, 1779 [RvW Box 1 Folder 4; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Charles Town May 15, 1779 Dear Sir I received your favour from the Mills, I cannot give you any further account of the Enemys motions all my intelligence hereto have been from Count Polaski, who I suppose is now with you - I have marched off this morning to join you, four hundred Continental Troops including artillery with 4 field pieces, 3 – 4.' [and] 1 - 3 pounders, and about 350 militia. the militia are mostly those living where the Enemy have made such havock [sic], I informed them they would have a chance of gatherg. their property, as I doubted not when you sent out any Parties to collect and stop [the] plunder. they should be of the number I shall be glad to hear from you as soon as possible and whether I should send any more men, I shall hold all the Country Militia in readiness to march at a moments warning I am Dr [Dear] Sir Your most obt humle Servt [obedient humble Servant] Will.m [William] Moultrie Brig.Genl [Brigadier General] [End Page 1] [P.S.] May 15 Since I wrote the within I am informed the Enemy have got 1 forty gunship [and] 16 Transports a[t] Port Royal [and] a number of vessells [sic] at Roupelle ferry I suppose they mean to carry off their plunder; Tis earnestly hoped and expected, that you will overtake them and prevent them carrying away the negroes [Endorsed: written sideways in margin] From Genl. [General][General] Moultrie May 15th. 1779 [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter from William Moultrie to Benjamin Lincoln
Creator:
Moultrie, William, 1730-1805
Date:
1779-05-15
Description:
Letter from William Moultrie to Benjamin Lincoln informing him of his moving his troops (400 Continental troops, artillery, 4 pieces of field artillery, and 350 militia) to join Lincoln.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Moultrie, William, 1730-1805--Correspondence, Moultrie, William, 1730-1805, Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810--Correspondence, Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Topical Subject:
War, armed forces, and society
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
Access Information:
For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.