The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From General Daniel Morgan,

Unable to ride, he has been "forming plans & Methods, and giving the best directions for procureing Provision & Forage," the results of which he details.[1] Calls the county commissioner "a cypher." Morgan has ordered an "active" officer to procure meat, with or without the commissioner's assistance. Has "fixed" the carriage of a six-pounder he found at Guilford. The baggage wagons have been unloaded and are being used to collect forage. The enemy are "with[in] seven or eight miles of this place," and an officer who just arrived says they will be at Guilford "this evening." Morgan thinks NG's presence "will be wanting."[2]
Autograph Letter Signed (MH-H) 2 pp.
    [1.] An attack of piles had left Morgan unable to ride. (See Morgan to NG, 6 February, PGNG, 7: 254.)
    [2.] As seen at NG to Washington, 9 February (PGNG, 7: 267-270), the British were not as close to Guilford Court House as was reported.