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Beaufort, September 17, 1775
Inclosed you have a Return of the Subscribers to the Association, there are a few that have not yet Signed owing to their Residence on Remote Islands in the Parish & have not been at either places when sent about to be Signed, but we Know their Chearfullness in the Common Cause_ Mr.
] Our Collector, is the only person that has
Refused to Sign, but he has given the Committee proper assurances_ they coud wish to have a Line from the Committee of Enteligeance Respecting Mr.
] I am with Esteem.
Sir Your obedt. Servant
ALS, HL Papers, ScHi
; addressed on cover "To / Colonel Henry Laurens Esquire / Charles Town / per favour Mr.
/ Tebout_"; dated "Beaufort 17th. Septemr. 1775.
"; docketed by HL "Dan¯ Desaussure / 17 Septr.
1775. / Recd. 25th.
same / day_"; numbered "26-13". HL originally docketed this letter as having been received on September 24
, but changed the 4 to a 5.
] Charles Shaw, a Scot, immigrated to South Carolina in 1766 and became the manager of John Stuart's plantations on Ladys Island. Banished from South Carolina in 1777 for refusing to sign the Association, he removed to West Florida where he joined Stuart as his deputy. The superintendent sent him to East Florida and Georgia where he served under Major Gen. Augustine Prevost and Lt. Col. Alured Clarke. At the evacuation of Charleston he obtained leave because of poor health to return to England. Loyalist Transcripts, LV, 262-270
The Papers of Henry Laurens,
ed. David R. Chesnutt, et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999).
Electronic version based on
The Papers of Henry Laurens
(Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 10, pp. 305-415. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 20 October 2017]