The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To General Alexander Lillington

Sir

Col Kosciuszko informs me [he] has laid out the Redoubts at the Mouth of Rocky River; and the works may be completed in twelve days. I must beg you to use every possible degree of industry to have the works executed. The safety of the Magazine of provisions forming and the change of circumstances that may take place render this step absolutely necessary. Please to let me hear from you as often as you have oppor[tu]nity. Capt [Joseph de] Delasenia will wait on you to direct the fatigue parties.
I cannot find an Officer in the Army that will answer your purpose as brigade Major except such as are indispensably necessary with their own Corps. Officers are very scarse with the Army. I am with esteem

Your Most Obedt humble Ser

N Greene

[P.S.]
You will please to employ your Waggons in transporting the Molas[s]es sent from Cross Creek to Salisbury. It is much wanted there for the use of the Sick.
Autograph draft signed (NcU) 2 pp.