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Burnett, J. (fl. 1783-1789) to George Weedon

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06498.04 Author/Creator: Burnett, J. (fl. 1783-1789) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 January 1783 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Recipient inferred from content. Encloses a letter, which he formerly intended to deliver, to congratulate Weedon following the British evacuation of Charleston. Major Edwards will deliver the letter. Notes that General Anthony Wayne took Charleston, and that "The enemy carried off most of the negroes in their possession but left the place in as good order as could be expected." Relates that the British have sailed for the West Indies, New York, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Notes the location of American troops. Asks Weedon to ignore information he may hear regarding a mercantile exchange between Burnett, W. J. Banks, and M. Forsyth. Notes that he writes by firelight, and sends regards to Weedon's family.

People: Burnett, J., fl. 1789.
Weedon, George, 1734-1793.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, African American History, Slavery, Canada, Caribbean, Navy, Merchants and Trade, Commerce

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