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    South Carolina's William Henry Drayton Autograph Letter Signed, "Wm Hy Drayton", 1.25 pages with verso address panel and docketing likely by the recipient, 8" x 12.5", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 12, 1777, to Major General Lord Stirling (William Alexander), New York. Drayton, a delegate to the Continental Congress, writes in part: "...I am very much indebted to your Lordship, for your favor relative to the events at Monmouth. They are interesting & valuable, & such marks of your condescension will always be thankfully received...We have not yet got upon the proceedings of the Court Martial - they are still in the press. There is no doubt the sentence will be confirmed...many think it is time Gen. Lee was out of the Service...". Light toning, gentle separations at folds. Very good condition.

    An altogether fascinating letter speculating on Charles Lee's court martial for defying George Washington's orders and retreating at the Battle of Monmouth. Drayton writes to the self-styled Lord Stirling, the Continental general in charge of the proceedings. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection

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