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
capture of Dorchester, Dec. 3, 1781. Original in Nathanael Greene Papers,
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Printed
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.
PDF of Greene Letter