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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 4 0 Browse Search
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the states beyond it for supplies; of himself alone appoint all staff-officers; and take such measures as he should think most proper for the defence of the south. From his plantation in Virginia, Gates made his acknowledgment to congress without elation; to Lincoln he wrote in modest and affectionate language. His first important act was the request to congress for the appointment of Morgan as a brigadier-general in the continental service, and in this he was supported by Jefferson and Rutledge. He enjoined on the corps of White and Washington, and on all remnants of continental troops in Virginia, to repair to the southern army with all possible diligence. Upon information received at Hillsborough from Huger of South Carolina, Gates formed his plan to march directly to Camden, confident of its easy capt- Chap. XV.} 1780. June. ure and the consequent recovery of the country. To Kalb he wrote: Enough has already been lost in a vain defence of Charleston; if more is sacrific
ith. On the capitulation of Charleston, eminent patriots remained prisoners on parole. Foremost among these stood the aged Christopher Gadsden, whose unselfish love of country was a constant encouragement to his countrymen never to yield. Before his majesty of character, the timid good were abashed and their oppressors were rebuked. His persuasive example of republican virtue could not be endured; and, therefore, eleven days after the American defeat, he and the equally inflexible Arthur Rutledge and many others were early in the morning taken from their houses by armed parties, and transported to St. Augustine in violation of their stipulated rights. Gadsden and others refused to give a new parole, and were immured in the castle of St. Mark. The system of slaveholding kept away from defensive service not only more than half the population, whom the planters would not suffer to be armed, but the numerous bodies who must watch the black men, Chap. XVI.} 1780. if they were t