Col. P. Horry to Gen. Marion
Georgetown, June 29, 1782.
I commissioned some days, Capt. Seamour, to send me out for our soldiers some clothing
Russia drab; 70 yards coarse blue cloth, at 6s.; 22 yards red do., at 5s.; 5 dozen coarse hats,
at 30s. a dozen; thread, coarse buttons, large and small; about 200 yards coarse linen for pants,
from 6d. to 2s. per yard; 3 reams paper, wafers, ink-powder and shirt buttons, amounting in the
whole to about £107 sterling, prime cost. These goods have arrived at Santee.
My own men that remain are few, and their time nearly expired. I think it best to give them
to your men, as very few of mine have only yet three or four months to serve. You desired me
to endeavor to procure such goods for the troops. Capt. Seamour entreats you to give him
rice, rough even will do; indigo and tobacco will not sell. Lockwood is here with orders
from the Governor to load with rice for goods received; and, as you want goods, and they
are present, I wish you may find it consistent to take these, and make payment agreeably
to the adventurer. The boat waits your answer. The captain has risked these goods
(and without a pass) to serve us, and is willing to send you any quantity you may commission him for.
I am, dear General, your obedient servant,Graphics by Victoria
Gibbes, Robert Wilson, Documentary History of the American Revolution,
Volume 2, p. 196)
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