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Francis Marion, Contents and Editors Note

Table of Contents Preface Introduction A view of the first settlement of the French Protestants on the Santee. Lawson’s account of them. The ancestors of General Marion emigrate among them. Chapter I Birth of Gen. Marion. His Ancestry. First Destination of Going to Sea. Voyage to the West Indies and Shipwreck. His settlement in St.…

Francis Marion, Preface

William Dobein James ed. by Alan R. Light A Sketch of the Life of Brigadier General Francis Marion, and A History of his Brigade, From its Rise in June, 1780, until Disbanded in December, 1782; With Descriptions of Characters and Scenes, not heretofore published. Containing also, An Appendix, with Copies of Letters which passed between…

Francis Marion, Personal Correspondence, May-Jun 1781

Gen. Greene to Gen. Marion. Camp, at Cornal’s Creek, May 9, 1781. Dear Sir, I am favoured with yours of the 6th instant. I am sorry the militia are deserting,1 because there is no greater support. If they were influenced by proper principles, and were impressed with a love of liberty and a dread of slavery,…

Francis Marion, Personal Correspondence, Apr. 1781

Gen. Greene to Gen. Marion. Camp, Deep River, April 4, 1781. Dear Sir, This will be handed to you by Capt. Conyers,1 who will inform you what we have contemplated. He is sent forward to collect provisions for the subsistence of the army, and I beg you will assist him in this necessary business. The army…

Francis Marion, Personal Correspondence, Mar. 1781

Gen. Marion to Lieut. Col. Balfour. Santee, March 7, 1781. Sir, I sent Capt. John Postell with a flag to exchange some prisoners, which Capt. Saunders, commandant of Georgetown, had agreed to, but contrary to the law of nations, he has been seized and detained as a prisoner. As I cannot imagine that his conduct…