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**Henry Lee "Light-Horse Harry"Autograph Letter Signed dated: 10 July 1781, [Near Orangeburgh, South Carolina], signed Henry Lee Junr. (1756-1818) To Gen [Nathanael] Greene. Docketed on the verso "From Col Lee July 10th 1781."
Lt. Col. "Light-Horse" Harry Lee, in command of his Legion, wrote to General Greene who was planning an attack on the enemy at Orangeburgh if practicable, informing him that "Presuming that the order of march would be the same as yesterdays, & that it is indifferent to you whether we get up this night, or tomorrow morning… I have sent on Col Washington['s] command agre[e]able to his request & mean to wait till two o'clock on this ground, as it will be in my power to move then, better prepared than now."
After determining the strength of the enemy's position, they chose not to attack the British forces at that location. Two months later, Greene's army met the British at Eutaw Springs and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy's forces.
On laid paper, W7 1/8" L9"

Provenance: Joseph Rubinfine, Mar 1976
Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

Other Notes: Henry Lee III (1756-1818) was an early American patriot, Governor of Virginia, and served as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. His son was General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870).

General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), was Major General of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and was considered the most successful commander by Gen. George Washington.

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