The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Colonel Anthony W. White.

White is to go to "the Moravian Towns" to "collect all the invalids" from his regiment.[1] Those who will soon be fit for service are to join Capt. [Griffin] Faunt le Roy's detachment; the rest will go with White to Virginia, where he is to apply to Governor Jefferson and Baron Steuben "to have the Regiment compleated." White is to appoint "a proper number" of officers to command in the field and is to "collect" the remainder of the regiment's officers in Virginia, allowing none "to absent themselves" without Steuben's "particular orders."[2]
Letter signed (PP) 2 pp.
    [1.] On 5 January, NG had sent three officers, twenty-six dragoons, and thirty or forty horses from White's regiment to Salem, N.C., to recuperate for "two months or so." The officer in charge told the residents that he had orders from NG "not to make trouble, disorder, or annoyance." (Records of the Moravians, 4: 1666-67) White arrived in Salem to retrieve the men on 31 January, expressing gratitude to the townspeople "for the treatment his troops had received." (Ibid., p. 1671)
    [2.] NG, in a letter of 24 January (PGNG, 7: 185), had asked Gov. Thomas Jefferson to assist White. NG changed White's orders in a letter to him of 30 January (PGNG, 7: 221-222).