The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From Governor John Rutledge Of South Carolina,

The bearer says Marion forgot to mention his need for ammunition in his letter to Rutledge, which is enclosed, and in one he wrote to NG.[1] For the reasons that Marion gave in the former letter, Rutledge wants NG to send "Egan" back to Marion.[2] Rutledge encloses his unsealed reply to Marion for NG to read before forwarding it.[3]
Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 1 p.
    [1.] The letter from Francis Marion to NG was presumably that of 20 January (PGNG, 7: 164-165); Marion's letter to Rutledge has not been found.
    [2.] "Egan" was probably one of the Loyalist prisoners Marion had sent to NG. (See Marion to NG, 20 January, PGNG, 7: 164-165.)
    [3.] Rutledge's letter to Marion of this date has not been found. NG did not mention the governor's letter when he wrote Marion on this date (PGNG, 7: 194-195).