Cool And Do Mischief

“THE following letter from president Rutledge, wrote with a pencil on a small slip of paper, was sent in the height of the engagement.

June 28

Dear Sir,

I send you 500 pounds of powder. I should think you may be supplied well from Haddrell's…You know our collection is not very great. HONOR and VICTORY, my good sir, to you, and our worthy countrymen with you.

Yours, J. Rutledge.

P.S. Do not make too free with your cannon. Cool and do mischief.”

--William Moultrie, 1802,

Memoirs of the American Revolution, 167