The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Governor Thomas Jefferson Of Virginia

Announces the victory at Cowpens; refers him to Baron Steuben for details.[1] Has ordered Maj. [Edmund] Hyrne, the newly appointed deputy commissary general of prisoners, to "march all the prisoners" to Charlottesville, Va.; asks Jefferson to give "orders for their reception."[2] Gen. [Edward] Stevens will be in charge.[3] Adds in a postscript: "Unless the State of Virginia immediately begins to collect the magazines of provision on the Roanoake, we shall absolutely starve in this Country."[4]
Letter signed (PHi) 2 pp.
    [1.] On the victory at Cowpens, see Morgan to NG, 19 January (PGNG, 7: 152-161). NG enclosed a copy of that letter in his to Steuben of this date (PGNG, 7: 186-187).
    [2.] NG's instructions concerning the prisoners are in his letter to Hyrne of 25 January (PGNG, 7: 194). Jefferson replied on 10 February (PGNG, 7: 273-274).
    [3.] See NG to Stevens, 25 January (PGNG, 7: 195-196).
    [4.] NG had emphasized the need for the magazine in similar terms in his letter to Benjamin Harrison of 20 January (PGNG, 7: 162-163). It appears from subsequent correspondence that no large magazine of provisions was collected. (See, for example, Richard Claiborne to Jefferson, 13 April, Boyd, Jefferson Papers, 5: 429.)