The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To General John Butler.

Has Butler's letter of 5 February [not found]. "By the latest intelligence the enemy must be crossing the Yadkin at Shallow Ford." Butler should immediately order his militiamen to join NG at Guilford Court House with six days' provisions and "all the Arms and ammunition they have."[2] "The enemy move with rapidity," so "Moments are precious."
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    [1.] The date was taken from the docketing, the place from other letters that NG wrote on 8 February.
    [2.] As seen by NG's letter to Butler of 12 February (PGNG, 7: 283-284), the militia did not assemble quickly enough to join the army at Guilford Court House.