Letter From John Rutledge to South Carolina Delegates of Continental Congress
May 24, 1780
Featured: Letter by John Rutledge to South Carolina delegates of Continental Congress (May 24, 1780). Call Number: Ms. 140, John Rutledge CorrespondenceQuote: “The Terms of the Capitulation are truly mortifying - The treatment of the Prisoners more so - the Contl. Officers are Prisoners on Parole, at the Barracks on Haddrells-Point, & restricted to 6 Miles from them - The Seamen & Soldiers are Prisoners at the Barracks in Town - thus separated, with a danger to get ’em to enlist, & enter, into the British Service, which some have done already, & many, with doubt, will. I hope Congress will effect an Exchange, of those Troops, as soon as possible, (tho', it is probable, that Clinton will endeavor to avoid it), otherwise, in a little Time, they may expect 'em henced [against] Us”These items were on display in the Charleston Library Society Main Reading Room throughout the month of July, 2015. Contact a librarian for access and reproduction at (843) 723-9912, or at email@example.comVisit our online catalog to discover more related items of interest: http://chls-mt.iii.com/iii/encore/home?service=home
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