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Letter, 4 May 1827, Lt. Col. William Lindsay to
Col. Roger Jones, Washington, D.C.

Letter, 4 May 1827, of Lt. Col. W[illia]m Lindsay, Third Artillery, Ft. Moultrie, to Col. R[oger] Jones, Adj[utant] Gen[eral], Washington, D.C., reports that, with "the approach of warm weather," he had deemed it necessary "to divide the force in the harbour & to occupy with one company Fort Johnson, a work which...has been some time abandoned, yet is still possessed of the advantage of roomy & capacious barracks & a salubrity of situation at least equal to that of Fort Moultrie."

"The barracks at Ft. Moultrie," the letter continues, "are always inconveniently restricted for the accommodation of three companies & in the warm season...liable to the risk of malignent fever." In consequence, Lindsay reports, Co. F was now stationed at Johnson. He then requests that, as in the past, it be allowed double rations?"When occupied heretofore Ft. Johnson has been considered a double ration fort, & lately whilst Col. Bankhead commanded the harbour of Charleston a distinct understanding was obtained by him from the war department that it should still be so considered whenever a company was stationed there." Endorsements on the verso indicate that the letter was subsequently referred from the Adjutant General to the Pay Master General.


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