The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From General Alexander Lillington,

The wagons arrived from Cross Creek last evening, and Lillington sent two to Salisbury with molasses, as NG ordered.[1] A lack of axes has slowed the work.[2] To "Draw in the Timber," which they began putting up "this morning," Lillington had to "Stop" three of the wagons; those he has are "hardly Sufficient" to carry flour from the mill, "26 Miles" away. The country "is realy poore," and the horses are dying from lack of forage. Sends a return. Requests paper. Congratulates NG on General Morgan's victory.[3] Has an unconfirmed report that Lord Cornwallis attacked Morgan in hopes of freeing the British prisoners and was driven back twelve miles.[4]
Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 1 p.
    [1.] NG's orders are in his letter of 22 January (PGNG, 7: 168).
    [2.] Lillington's men were constructing a redoubt to protect the army's magazine at Colston's.
    [3.] On Gen. Daniel Morgan's victory at Cowpens, see Morgan to NG, 19 January (PGNG, 7: 152-161).
    [4.] The report was false.