South Carolina's first and long-time poet laureate (1934-73) published dozens of titles of verse as well as nonfiction, often concerning life at the Hampton Plantation of McClellanville in books such as "Old Plantation Days" and "Plantation Game Trails." Item #43428
ALS, 1p (lettersheet), 5½" X 8½", "Hampton," McClellanville, SC, 4 November n.y. Addressed to "Dear Friend" (Arnold F. Gates, 1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Near fine. "Tarleton's first name was Banastre. He raided this house several times. Yet I think him probably the ablest of the English commanders in America during the Revolution...." Handsomely penned in black ink in Rutledge's attractive script. Hampton Plantation is today a state historic site and its address on a street named after-- you guessed it, Rutledge. A handsome example with excellent content.