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Letter from Joseph Kershaw to Henry William Harrington
Kershaw, Joseph
September 25, 1781
Volume 15, Pages 644-645


Fred'k Town, 25th Sept., 1781.

Dear Sir:

In passing thro' this place on my way home I accidentally heard of your being in this Neighborhood and cannot omit paying my respects

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to you and to Congratulate you on the happy prospect of our affairs and hope soon we may all return to our possessions to the Southward & enjoy them in Peace. I have gone through various sceens since the British Entered Camden 28th May, '80. You will probably have heard of the death of my brother Ely on our passage from Providence to Bermuda 10th Novr. last. I fear his affairs are in great confusion. It is probable that you may at some future day inform me what have come of his Books, &c. at Cheraws. We have heard his Stores and Houses there were burnt. I understand Ld. Rawdon left me pretty bare at Camden. In Consequence of the Genl. Exchange I obtained a flag at Bermuda and arrived Phila. abt. four weeks ago, and am now on my way home in Company with Genls. Gadsden & Ferguson, Mr. Hutson, Mr. Callett & sundry others who present their respects to you. My best wishes attend you and yours who am with Esteem D. Sir, Your most obedt. Servt.,