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South Carolina Royalists
Joseph Allicocke to his Son

New York June 21st 1781

My dear Son,

With heart felt satisfaction I received your letter of the 22d March with an account of a battle fought on the 6th of that Month wherein you shared a degree of the laurels reaped that day by a handful of men in comparison with the numbers you had to combat the vanquished,

And your brother in his letter of the 6th ulto., by giving me a detail of your behaviour at the battle of Camden, (which was conveyed to him by Major TIMPANY) added greatly to my Joy on the salutary occasion and may God grant you a continuance of the firmness you have so manfully shewn and health to prosecute the good work you are engaged in by serving the best of Kings & your Country.

Agreeable to your request I waited on your Colonel, and made your respects to him, he was well pleased I assure you at the valor of the few of his Core who so bravely repulsed more than three times their number on the memorable 6th of March and seemed particularly glad to hear of your having been in the action and behaving like a Man of honor.

I lately heard from your Brother Joe, Aunt Scott & Sister Jenny who were all very hearty and well.

I wrote you fully by Major MORRISON the 5th March, which you could not have received when you wrote the 22d as he was detained many days after I wrote, but you must have got it in April, to which I am daily in expectation of receiving an answer.

Whenever you write, my dear son, be as full as time & convenience will admit.

Your Mother is in a fair way of bringing you a brother or sister in the Fall- she is very well as is your Sisters & little John they join me in cordial Love, which, referring you to my last, I conclude with earnest Wishes for your welfare-

My dear Son
Your most Affectionate Father

Lieut. Charles J. ALLICOCKE
   South Carolina Royalists

Library of Congress, Papers of the Continental Congress, M247, r65, I51, v1, pages 621-624.

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