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Collection Reference Number GLC01412.19
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1780 
Title Alexander Spotswold to Nathanael Greene discussing his new appointment as Commander of the Southern Department
Date 19 November 1780
Author Spotswood, Alexander (1746-1818)  
Recipient Greene, Nathanael  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Colonel Spotswood to Major General Greene as commander of the Southern Department. Greene was only given the command of the South a month earlier. Introduces Colonel Senf, an engineer from the South who is "much esteemed." He sends regrets for not being able to accompany Greene south, but the Governor ordered him to take command of the militia. Invites Mrs. Greene to visit his wife. Postscript asks Greene to send his compliments to "Barron Stubend" - Baron von Steuben - who he hears is with him. Address is on a separate piece of paper (7.1 x 16 cm.)
Subjects Continental Army  Revolutionary War  Militia  Women's History  Immigration and Migration  Global History and Civics  Military History  
People Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  Spotswood, Alexander (1746-1818)  
Place written James River, Virginia
Theme Government & Politics; Women in American History; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859