The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From General Thomas Sumter,

He just received NG's letter of 30 January. Is happy to hear that NG has reached the Catawba River; has a "pleasing hope" that NG will "bafle the Designs of Lord Cornwallis." Calls General Morgan's victory "Glourious and Timely" ; thinks it "presages the Most happy Consequences."[1] Is sure that Lee's "Success" will "embarris the enemy."[2] Morgan's information regarding Sumter's recovery is unfortunately wrong. He can ride, "but Slowly," and has "a fever" from riding "yesterday." If he is able, he will visit NG "the Day after tomorrow."
Autograph letter signed (Peter Agnew, Port Washington, N.Y., 1978) 1 p.
    [1.] Gen. Daniel Morgan's victory at Cowpens is discussed in his letter to NG of 19 January (PGNG, 7: 152-161).
    [2.] On Col. Henry Lee's and Gen. Francis Marion's "Success" at Georgetown, see Lee to NG, second letter of 25 January (PGNG, 7: 197-199).