The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From Colonel John Gunby,

"The fourmost wagons" under Captain Smith's command will arrive at Hillsborough today; they will be assigned a guard and will proceed as soon as possible.[1] "The confution and irregularity that he [Smith] obsurved among the Waggonors, make it necessary for him or som Officer to be with them untill they arrive." Gunby will follow NG's orders concerning stores that arrive at Hillsborough.[2] Is sending stockings that were purchased for the public at New Bern, but asks to keep one pair of white silk stockings for himself; he lost all he had "in the defeat."[3]
Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 2 pp.
    [1.] NG had sent Capt. John Smith to meet and forward the wagons bringing supplies for the Southern Army from Philadelphia. (See NG to Smith, 15 January, PGNG, 7: 124-125.)
    [2.] Gunby presumably meant the orders in NG's letter to him of 19 January (PGNG, 7: 145).
    [3.] "The defeat" was the battle of Camden in August 1780. Lewis Morris replied for NG on 2 February (PGNG, 7: 234).