Capt. WILLIAM WYLLY, of the Georgia Artillery.
Understanding, to our inexpressible surprize, that some person, influenced by the most pointed malice, has propagated a report that we should have compromised our affair with Hawkins but for your interposition and advice, and being willing, as well from a regard to veracity as satisfaction to yourself, to refute an insinuation so ill founded and unjust, we take this publick opportunity of declaring, that, so far from advising any step of the kind, you, on the contrary, made use of every argument in your power to dissuade us from suffering matters to come to any extremity, both before and after the decision of the General Court; and we hope that this declaration will convince you, as well as the publick, of the falsity of so calumnious an insinuation.
We are, with great respect, Sir, your most obedient servants,
THE above letter will shew the cause of this advertisement, and as the channel through which I heard it was such that I could not insist upon being told who the author was, I take this publick method of requesting any gentleman who may have heard this matter spoke of to be so obliging as to let me know of any person who may have mentioned it, in order that I may have an opportunity of tracing it to its author, and of chastising the scoundrel in the manner he deserves.
I am, Sir, your humble servant.
Savannah, August 1, 1781.
Supplement to the The Royal Georgia Gazette, (Savannah), August 2nd, 1781.
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