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General Nathanael Greene describes the British evacuation of Dorchester. Even though the village was no longer a British outpost, it still suffered the effects of the war because it sat in a no-man's-land between British and American lines for another year.

Letter of Gen. Nathanael Greene to Gov. John Rutledge describing his
capture of Dorchester, Dec. 3, 1781. Original in Nathanael Greene Papers,
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Printed in
Conrad, Dennis, M.; Parks, Roger N.; and King, Martha J., eds., The Papers of General Nathanael Greene, Vol. X: 31 December 1781 - 6 April 1782 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Rhode Island Historical Society, 1998), pp. 3-4.

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