Has Marion's letter of 31 January
. Asks him to give NG's "particular thanks" to Maj. [James] Postell and Capt. [John] Postell for their "Spirit & Address" in raiding across the Santee River.[2
] Believes it would be advantageous for Marion to cross the Santee, but he must use his own "discretion."[3
] NG has asked Gen. [Thomas] Sumter to "call out all the Militia of South Carolina & Employ them in destroying the Enemies Stores & perplexing their Affairs."[4
] Marion should "Communicate & Concert" with Sumter until he can again have "free Intercourse" with NG.[5
] "Great Activity is Necessary to keep the Spirits of the people from Sinking, as well as to Alarm the Enemy." The Southern Army is again united, but it is so "Inferior" that NG will avoid battle if he can, though he is not sure that will be possible.[6
] The enemy is less than thirty miles away, at Shallow Ford.
] NG's handwritten draft of the letter (MiU-C) was dated 10 February
. The editors have chosen to use the transcript, which appears to have been taken from the recipient's copy.