The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Governor Abner Nash Of North Carolina.

Sends an account of General [Daniel] Morgan's victory at Cowpens. Reports the size of the opposing armies, the casualties, and the supplies captured from the British.[1] "This success can only be made important to this Country by a proper improovment of it, which I fear can only be effected by immediately drafting your troops for the war."[2] NG is "distressed" for want of "some specie." If the public treasury cannot make £1,000 available to him, he asks that "private credit might be exercised."[3]
Draft (MiU-C) 2 pp.
    [1.] For more on the battle, see Morgan to NG, 19 January (PGNG, 7: 152-161).
    [2.] NG was renewing a request that he had made in his first letter to Nash of 7 January (PGNG, 7: 61-67).
    [3.] Nash was apparently unable to obtain the money, for NG still had no specie to use for gathering intelligence when he wrote Washington on 15 February (PGNG, 7: 293-295).