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DEAR SIR :
I have this moment received your letter of the 23d inst. Since the letter written by Major Burnet yesterday, I have been informed that a fleet, consisting of one sloop-of-war, three galleys, three armed brigs, with ten empty sloops and schooners, having 500 infantry under Major Brewerton and Doyle on board, passed the bar of Charlestown early yesterday morning, destined for Santee and Cambahee, to collect rice. It was supposed they would divide the force nearly equal. I have no doubt but you will take measures to make them pay dearly for the rice they may collect on Santee. I am, dear sir, with esteem and regard^ Your most obedient humble servant,
- Nathanael Greene
- 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