The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Colonel Francis Lock.

Has Lock's letter of 7 February [not found]; thanks him for the intelligence. Has sent the flints he requested, but the lead has "gone with the Baggage over Dan River." Lock "had better send some one" to get the lead, if it is much needed.[1] He is to keep his force "compact" and "hang upon the Enemies rear," harassing and disturbing their "every movement."[2] Lock's "own prudence will suggest the means of securing" his men "in dangerous & critical situations."
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    [1. ]Lock was still short of lead when he wrote NG on 24 February (PGNG, 7: 345).
    [2.] Lock's troops apparently did not move toward the enemy's rear until they joined forces with Gen. Andrew Pickens. (See PGNG, 7: 262 and Pickens to NG, 19 February, PGNG, 7: 320.)