Collections of the Georgia Historical Society Volume 5

Collections of the Georgia Historical Society Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Command and proceeding thereon, for which purpose I inclose Copy of General McIntoshes letter to me of the 26th April last which I hope will set that matter in a Clear point of View. Our new Troops begin already to be Sickly which I am well convinced could be remidied by marching them about 14o miles back, where they could be Kept ready to return on any Emergency, and in that case be of Service; on the other hand, if they remain in the lower Settlements they will become a burthen to the State without the least probability of advantage from them; it is my opinion as the first Battalion are Seasoned men they would be sufficient to remain here during the Sickly months, but the General thinks different with me in this matter. I received the Inclosed letter from Colo. Scriven yesterday. I send you a return of my Regemt. together with as Exact account of their Arms and Accoutriments as could be procured at this time, many of them being on out Commands. Could you by any means furnish me with good Muskets and Bayonetts for my men it would make me Happy, the Sorry trash I have at present being such a medley of Rifles, old muskets & fowling pieces, with a few French Traders, that I have no faith in them, not above fifty of the three Hundred Stand French Arms bought the other day in South Carolina, but what are either Bursted or otherwise totally unfit for Service. You may rest assured that I shall pay due respect to your Recommendations of Mr. Bradly. I am with much respect, Dear General, Your most obedt. Servt., S. ELBERT. General Howe. All the small smooth bore pieces are to be sent to Mr. Richards the Gun Smith, who will fit them with the best of the Bayonetts & Iron Rods of those French Guns that were landed, the Ofiicers by applying more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757386
  • 9781236757388