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Since I wrote the enclosed, I have received a letter from Gen. Greene. His orders are, not to suffer the flag schooner to be taken or detained. You will follow my orders respecting that business. I have answered Capt. Howell's letter by this opportunity. In respect to your corps, the General and Governor approves of the plan of dismounting them, to act in Georgetown as infantry; but will not impress any more horses for the service of either corps, as their time will so soon expire, and it seems not their intention of keeping them up longer. I shall write you fuller in my next.
I am, with esteem, your obedient servant,
- Francis Marion
- Documentary History of the American Revolution Consisting of Letters and Papers Relating to the Contest for Liberty, Chiefly in South Carolina, from Originals in the Possession of the Editor, and Other Sources, 1776