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This reinforcement places the enemy in a situation to act offensively. The General begs you will order the troops under your command to Bacon Bridge with as much expedition as possible, as the advanced position of the army exposes it to be attacked by the enemy whenever they may think proper. Gen. Greene is fully persuaded that no time will be lost in taking the position at the bridge. I have the honor to be, with much respect and esteem,
Your most obedient servant,
J. BURNET, Aide-de-Camp,
- J Burnet
- 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