East Florida Rangers
I have received your favours of the 20th and 29th ultimo and am very much obliged to you for the particular accounts you have been pleased to send me.
If you had not mentioned Mr. P. LEVETT I should not have known your letter was brought by him, as I have not seen him, I suppose from his consciousness of going to Savannah without my previous knowledge.
The Brigadier General having put a stop to the recruiting or augmentation of the East Florida Rangers in Georgia and his having wrote to me, that he does not doubt of your contributing to assist in the reduction of the rebellion; and at the same time mentions he has no Commission to dispose of in your favour, and the civil Government having revived in Georgia, puts it out of my power to prosecute the plan proposed through the medium of the Adjutant General from the Commander in Chief Sir Henry CLINTON.
The support to that measure given by Colonel CAMPBELL throws a lustre and credit upon you, and it would have been very agreeable to me, to have promoted what I imagined to be perfectly Sir Henry CLINTON’s views.
I am sensible of the great disappointment to you, and am sorry I have not been able to render you real service.
Colonel CAMPBELL’s departure I hear is in general regretted, and more so upon account of people having had a notion that he was to remain as Governor of Georgia, I fancy few have more reason to be sorry at his absence than yourself.
I have the honour to be with true regard,
Major [Thomas] ROGERS
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 8, folios 329-330.
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