The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Colonels Charles Mcdowell And Elijah Clarke.

The British have crossed the Catawba River. McDowell and Clarke should immediately join the army, which will be "somewhere between this and the Shallow Ford on the Yadkin." They should "bring as much provision as possible" and communicate NG's orders to any officer collecting militia. "Our force must be assembled as soon as possible to attack Lord Cornwallis."[1] Has written Colonels Campbell and Shelby; hopes they are "on their march."[2]
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    [1.] Neither McDowell nor Clarke joined NG.
    [2.] See NG's letters to William Campbell and Isaac Shelby, 30 January (PGNG, 7: 218-219, PGNG, 7: 221).