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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [News of British defeat in South Carolina]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00770 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: Monroe, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 14 June 1779 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30.8 x 18.8 cm.

Written in the clerical hand of Samuel Shaw. Begins with a note attesting that General Nathanael Greene received payment on an account from Colonel Cox in Philadelphia. The second copied document, also on page one, is an extract of a letter from Levi Hollingsworth to William Bradford (possibly the Philadelphia printer) 11 June 1773 regarding an enclosed [handbill] of great importance. The third document, possibly a copy of the handbill to which Hollingsworth referred, comprises the end of page one and page two. Relates "Important News" from 9 June 1779: "the agreeable intelligence of the defeat of the British Army from Georgia before Charleston South Carolina..."

General Benjamin Lincoln engaged the British as they retreated from a siege of Charleston, South Carolina, in June 1779.

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