George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Huntington, 6 June 1781

Philadelphia June 6. 1781


A Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant relative to the Bills emitted in Pursuance of the Act of the 10th of March 1780 is herewith enclosed for the Information of your Excellency.

By sunday Prisoners from Charles Town who are exchanged & just arrived at this Port in a Flag, we have received Information which seems not to admit a Doubt, that Lord Raudon had evacuated Camden and retreated to Charles town with his Troops, and was pursued by General Greene. ’Tis also reported that on his Retreat he was attacked by General Greene with considerable Success, but this latter Report wants further Confirmation.

From various Accounts it seems highly probable the Enemy have evacuated or lost all their inland Posts. It is said our People are in Possession of ninety six, Augusta and some other Posts nearer Charles town, but we have no Advices from General Greene later than those already communicated to your Excellency. I have the Honor to be, with the greatest Regard Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant

Sam. Huntington President

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