Letter from Thomas McKean to Nathanael Greene

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    [Thomas McKean to Nathanael Greene September 27, 1781 [RvW Box 1 Folder 19; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Sir, Inclosed [sic] herewith you will receive the copy of the proceedings of Congress of the 18th instant on your letter of the 25th last month. Being not certain whether they were sent with my last dispatches, I thought it adviseable [sic] to trans- - mit them now. Admiral Digby is arrived at New York with three line of Battle ships, one of 90 and two of 74 Guns each, leaving three more and some frigates, near the coast, to convoy in, about an hundred transports, having some troops on board, as it is mentioned by my Informant. - There appears to be a movement of a large body of Troops on Staten Island towards the Delaware. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great regard, Philadelphia September 27th.1781. - Your most obedient humble Serv.t [Servant] The Honrble [Honorable Tho M:Kean [Thomas McKean] President Genl. [General] Green. - [End Page 1] [Endorsed:] from Congress Septr [September] 27th 1781 Arrival of Admiral Digby [and]co. [and company] Movement by Staten Island towards the Delaware [End Page 2]
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    [Thomas McKean to Nathanael Greene September 27, 1781 [RvW Box 1 Folder 19; MSS. – A.L.S.]] Sir, Inclosed [sic] herewith you will receive the copy of the proceedings of Congress of the 18th instant on your letter of the 25th last month. Being not certain whether they were sent with my last dispatches, I thought it adviseable [sic] to trans- - mit them now. Admiral Digby is arrived at New York with three line of Battle ships, one of 90 and two of 74 Guns each, leaving three more and some frigates, near the coast, to convoy in, about an hundred transports, having some troops on board, as it is mentioned by my Informant. - There appears to be a movement of a large body of Troops on Staten Island towards the Delaware. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great regard, Philadelphia September 27th.1781. - Your most obedient humble Serv.t [Servant] The Honrble [Honorable Tho M:Kean [Thomas McKean] President Genl. [General] Green. - [End Page 1] [Endorsed:] from Congress Septr [September] 27th 1781 Arrival of Admiral Digby [and]co. [and company] Movement by Staten Island towards the Delaware [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter from Thomas McKean to Nathanael Greene
Creator:
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817
Date:
1781-09-27
Description:
Letter from Thomas McKean to Nathanael Greene regarding the movement of troops from Staten Island towards the Delaware River and the placement of Admiral Digby and his battle ships, frigates. McKean also states his inclusion of the current proceedings of Congress.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817--Correspondence, McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Correspondence, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Military service, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Military leadership, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
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.