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Letter from Colonel Thompson to the President of Congress


Charlestown, South Carolina, August 14, 1776.

His Excellency General Lee and Brigadier-General Howe have set out for Georgia. Ten very fine double-fortified nine-pounders, lately belonging to the Acteon frigate, and several anchors, spars, &c˙, which the men-of war thought prudent to leave behind them on the night of the 28th June, have been taken up and brought to town. The search is still continued, and it is expected most of the guns will be got up.