The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To General Francis Marion

Sir

I have your letter of the 18th containing an account of the several little skirmishes between your people and the enemy; which were cleaver and do them a great deal of honor.
I am sorry that so few horses fit for service are to be had in your quarter as we are in great want. Get as many as you can and let us have fifteen or twenty sent to camp without loss of time, they being wanted for immediate service.
Major Hyrne who is appointed Deputy Commisary General of prisoners has settled the business with Mr Walter.
I beg you'll please to favor me with weekly returns of the Militia serving under you and the number of horses you have in service and the particular duty in which they are employed: I also wish a seperate return to be made out every Monday morning of the Continental troops serving with you and the rank and names of the officers if any are with you and the Corps to which they belong. I am Sir with esteem

Your Most Obedt humble Serv

N Greene

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