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Letter, 11 September 1811, from Samuel Champlain,
Ft. Johnson, S.C., to
William Linnard, U.S. Military Agent, Philadelphia

Letter, 11 September 1811, from Samuel Champlain, Ft. Johnson, to William Linnard, U.S. Military Agent, Philadelphia, describes damage done to the fortification during a recent storm.

"If the tide had risen a few feet higher boath batteries must inevitably have gone," wrote Champlain. The letter requests that Linnard call upon the Secretary of War for permission to procure materials for rebuilding the wharf, as "the expense...far exceed[s] the limits of a commanding officer."


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