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    Mordecai Gist Autograph Letter Signed "M. Gist," two pages, 7.5" x 12.25", front and verso, with integral leaf addressed by Gist to "The Honorable/General Greene." Address leaf is inlaid to 8.5" x 13". James Island, February 10, 1783. In part, "I have the pleasure to inform you that Captain McPherson arrived here last night with 15,000 D Salted Beef from Fenwick Island wch will serve the Troops at this place six days. In the interim I hope such measures will be adopted as will answer our demands after that is expended..." In 1779, Modecai Gist was appointed Brigadier General in the Continental Army and took command of the 2nd Maryland Brigade and, in 1780, saw action at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina. Joining the southern army under General Nathaniel Greene, Gen. Gist recruited and supplied Greene's army in the Carolinas, retiring in November 1783. Uniformly soiled, with ink marks in the lower left margin. Partial separation of the letter and address leaf at top. Overall, fine condition.

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