Letter from [John] Peter [Gabriel] Muhlenberg to Nathanael Green regarding the attempt to recruit troops but being recalled from his efforts by a lack of funds to pay the soldiers. Muhlenberg continues to report the transfer of the French fleet from the Massachusetts Bay to prepare for the imminent attack on New York.
Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.27, Hayne Street - ruins of three large buildings.' Sign on column at left reads: 'Charleston Bag Factory.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows a bag factory at 15-19 Hayne Street.