From Henry Laurens
[Philadelphia] 27th Septr 
I had the honor of writing to Your Excellency the 20th Instant by Colonel Hazen.
This will be accompanied by an Act of Congress of the 25th Inst. for the immediate defence of South Carolina and Georgia, to which I beg leave to refer.1
Congress have appointed Mr John Ternant Lieutenant Colonel in the service of the United States, and Inspector of the Troops in South Carolina and Georgia and ordered that he be allowed the Pay and subsistence of a Lieutenant Colonel from the 26th March last.2 I have the honor to be &c.
LB, DNA:PCC, item 13. The heading of this letter on the manuscript includes the notation: “by Dunn.”
1. For Congress’s resolutions of 25 Sept. requesting “the executive powers of Virginia and North Carolina . . . to give all possible aid to the states of South Carolina and Georgia,” putting the militia of the latter two states in the pay of the United States, and appointing Major General Lincoln to command the southern department, see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 12:950–51.