The Papers of Henry Laurens


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Edward Thornbrough to Henry Laurens

Sir_.

In answer to your letter of this day, I have only to say that I would not offer such an Affront to Your Judgment, as to give reasons for my Conduct, which I think must be obvious to You, and you may be Assured, that whilst I have the Honor of Commanding one of his Majesty's Ships. I am determined to have the Assistance of a Pilot, and every necessary Supply, by force, if I cannot obtain them in an Amicable way, which I shall ever prefer

I am Sir
Your most Humble
Servant

Edwd Thornbrough

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ALS, Gibbes Collection, ScA; addressed on cover "To / Henry Laurens Esqr_ "; addressed below close "Henry Lawrence Esqr"; dated "Tamer Sloop Rebellion Road / So Carolina 19th September 1775"; docketed by HL "Edwd. Thornbrough / 19 Septem¯ 1775 / Recd at Midnight & / Read in Council of Safety / the 20th_ "; numbered "21-7".