The Papers of Henry Laurens

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Jacksonborough Committee to Henry Laurens


Your Letter of the 19th. Instant Relative to the Threats of Capt. Thornbrough of the Tamar Sloop of War, by the Post came to hand this day; when We immediately made Copies thereof & sent to the Committees of Beaufort, Prince Williams, & St Peters's[Page 411] Parishes which we hope will reach those places to morrow night having an immediate Oppty.

We are Very Respectfully,
Your most Obedt. Hble Servt

Phil Smith[1]
Joseph Glover[2]
Wm Mills[3]
Chas. Shepheard[4]

P.S. All proper Intelligence of said Threats is given at all the proper places in our Parish_
LS, Emmet Collection, NN; addressed on cover "To / Henry Laurens Esqr. / Chairman of the / General Committee / Chas. Town"; dated "St Bartholomew Parish 20 Sepr 1775."; docketed by HL "Jacksonburgh Committee / 20 Septem¯ 1775. / Recd. 22d_"; numbered "21-47".
[1.] Philip Smith (ca. 1728-1796), a planter in St. Bartholomew parish, served as a militia captain, and represented his parish in the Provincial Congresses. After the fall of Charleston he was exiled to St. Augustine. Directory of the S.C. House, III, 670-671.
[2.] Joseph Glover (1719-1783), a North Carolina native, was a St. Bartholomew parish planter, colonel of the Colleton County militia, and represented his parish in the Royal Assembly (1757-1760) and the General Assembly (1782-1783). In 1781 he was seized with other militia officers and sent aboard the British prison ship Torbay. Directory of the S.C. House, II, 280-281; South Carolina Historical Magazine, XL (1939), 1-7.
[3.] The committeeman William Mills also served as the captain of a militia company in St. Bartholomew parish. South Carolina Historical Magazine, III (1902), 137-138.
[4.] Charles Shepheard (Shepherd) (1744-1779) held a lieutenant's commission in Capt. James Skirving, Jr.'s company of volunteers from St. Bartholomew parish and later served as a captain with the Charleston German Fusiliers (1779). He was killed at the seige of Savannah. South Carolina Historical Magazine, III (1902), 128; IX (1908), 185; X (1909), 154, 229; Moss, South Carolina Patriots, p. 895.