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Letter from Anthony Wayne, concerns the mode of introduction for the army officers before the South Carolina assembly, invites Gist and his family to dine with him and his officers where they may discuss the details, dated January 15, 1783.
Charleston 15th Jan 15 1783 Dear Sir Wm Edward Rutledge called upon me last night to know what mode would be most agreeable to the Office to see Introduced to the Assemblies (which can begin next Friday evening) ie whether to be Introduced as Strangers; or by tickets & whereby contribute to their own entertainment, or such other mode as the Gentlemen of the Army would desire but that, it was the Citizens with that they should participate of these entertainments without expense? I did not undertake to give a positive answer: but was of Opinion that the officers would chuse to contribute towards their own amusement, & Introducing themselves by a ticket, agreeably to the mode or custom of the Philadelphia Assemblies? See so very ? as to take the sense of the Officers upon this subject, & Inform them that it is the wish of the Citizens to see as many of them on Friday evening as circumstances will permit, so see for that ? Introduced by the managers you & your family, with field officers of the Army, do me the honor of dining with me on Friday, when over a bottle we may settle this knotty palmetto, to our mutual satisfaction. Yours Affectionately, Ant. Wayne Gen. Gist
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Anthony Wayne, Mordecai Gist, Charleston, Edward Rutledge, Philadelphia, assemblies, introduction, South Carolina, 1783
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Wayne, Anthony, "Letter from Anthony Wayne to Mordecai Gist" (1783). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 87.
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