The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To General Alexander Lillington.

Col. [Thaddeus] Kosciuszko has laid out "Redoubts," which he estimates can be completed in twelve days, to protect the magazine at the mouth of Rocky River. NG has sent an officer to direct the work; Lillington should expedite its completion and should send NG frequent reports.[1] As "Officers are very scarse with the Army," NG cannot spare any who would be qualified to serve as Lillington's brigade major.[2] Lillington should "employ" his wagons in transporting molasses "for the use of the Sick" from Cross Creek, N.C., to Salisbury.
ADfS (NcU) 2 pp.
    [1.] See Lillington to NG, 30 January (PGNG, 7: 222).
    [2.] A brigade major was the senior staff officer in a brigade and was responsible for training the troops. (Wright, Continental Army, p. 145)