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Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) to Nathan Brownson, Esq.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07884.12 Author/Creator: Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) Place Written: Headquarters, [S.C.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/01/09 Pagination: 6 p. + docket 22.8 x 18.9 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07884.12 Author/Creator: Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) Place Written: Headquarters, [S.C.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/01/09 Pagination: 6 p. + docket 22.8 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: Seeking to resolve grievances about who has the right to command troops in Georgia. He both complains about certain actions by Brownson and begs his forgiveness for a misundertanding in which Brownson apparently took offense. In part: "...I hope to convince you that you did me an injustice in harboring a suspicion....With respecting to your appointment as Surveyor I am afraid I have done you an injury without intending it..."

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmySurveyingOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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