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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1775
|Arthur Middleton to William Henry Drayton discussing South Carolina's military preparations for the revolution
|15 September 1775
|Middleton, Arthur (1742-1787)
|Drayton, William Henry
|Discusses South Carolina's military preparations for the revolution. Informs that transports and frigates will be at Charleston soon and that Fort Johnson is reinforced and garrisoned. Reports on armed schooners ready for defense and batteries that are being formed. Letter is not signed but Middleton is noted as the author on the docket.
|Revolutionary War Military History Fortification Navy Transportation
|Middleton, Arthur (1742-1787) Drayton, William Henry (1742-1779)
|Charleston, South Carolina
|The American Revolution; Naval & Maritime
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Middleton was a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress 1776-1777; 1781-1782 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Drayton was a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress 1778-1779.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859