The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Colonel Henry Lee, Jr.

Expects the enemy to be "within thirty miles" before night; wants Lee to move near the army that evening.[1] Would be "happy to see" Lee, but reminds him: "I am an independent spirit, and confide in my own resources."[2]
Excerpt from Lee, Campaign of 1781, pp. 122-23.
    [1.] As seen in Huger to NG, this date (PGNG, 7: 259-260), Lee's cavalry was near Bell's Mill, some thirty miles below Guilford. The British did not move toward Guilford Court House.
    [2.] NG may have been warning Lee that he would not consider any plan of operations such as Lee had urged in his letter of 3 February (PGNG, 7: 247-248).