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    Captain David Holbrook Autograph Letter Signed regarding Revolutionary-War General Nathanael Greene's southern campaign. Two pages, 7.5" x 12", written to Colonel William Shepard, "Superentendant at Springfield." The letter is toned with some foxing.; minor paper loss (no loss of text) occurs from the original opening of the seal. Holbrook, who informs Shepard that he has successfully arrived at West Point, transcribes in his letter "Extracts from Genl. orders," which describes American victories in the important final British campaign in the southern colonies. That campaign culminated in the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown. Holbrook writes in part:

    "I arrived at West Point . . . with all the men and prisoners that I receiv'd at Springfield - Bonner behav'd very well in Consequence of which I took off his irons before I went on to West Point which very much pleas'd him - there was no one mustered out, but rather said they thought the party looked the best of any that has come on to the point. [From the Extract from Genl. orders] It is with pleasure that the Commander in Chief [George Washington] Congratulates the army, on the successes of our arms under Maj. Genl. Green[e], in South Carolina, on the 10th May Lord Rawdon who commanded the post at Camden was compeled to evacuate it with great precipitation, and marks of distress after destroying the stores and several buildings, and leaving several officers and 48 men who were so badly wounded they could not be mov'd."


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