The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From Governor John Rutledge Of South Carolina,

The bearer has given Rutledge detailed information about the British post at Camden, including how a party "might pass, undiscovered" into the town and easily capture it. This man has offered to guide anyone NG chooses to Camden to verify what he says; Rutledge asks NG to "hear what he has to offer." Rutledge believes [Francis] Marion is "a Stranger" to the Camden area, but [Thomas] Sumter knows it better "than any Man" and would "be greatly pleased with this Enterprize" if his health permitted.[2]
Autograph letter signed (Greene Papers: DLC) 2 pp.
    [1.] The letter was headed "Friday Morn" and docketed 23 January. The 23rd fell on a Tuesday, however, and the following Friday was 26 January; the editors have assigned the latter date. The place was taken from Rutledge's letter to Daniel Morgan of 25 January. (Graham, Morgan, p. 322)
    [2.] NG's reply has not been found. When Sumter resumed campaigning in mid-February, he attempted to force the evacuation of Camden by cutting its line of communication with Charleston; he did not attack the post. (See Gregorie, Sumter, pp. 136-43.)