The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Colonel Pierce Butler.

NG has Butler's letter of 13 January. He has only a "faint remembrance" of Butler's "person," but can "perfectly remember" his "name & charactor." If Butler obtains a "passport from the Enemy," NG will send him a "flag" so that he can get his family out of Charleston. This is the only safe way of proceeding, especially if Butler expects to bring out "property."[1]
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    [1.] Butler may have had difficulty obtaining a "passport," as he was not reunited with his family until 31 December 1781. (Sikes, Butler, p. 7)