The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Samuel Huntington, President of the Continental Congress

Sir

I have the honor to enclose for the information of Congress; the copy of my letter to his Excellency Genl Washington with the enclosures announcing the glorious defeat of a detachment of the British Army under Lt Colonel Tarlton. The action was important, and reflects the highest honor on General Morgan and the troops under his command.
Major Edward Giles will deliver these dispatches and have the honor to give Congress such further information as they may request.
The deputy Commissary General of Prisoners will as soon as possible transmit a particular return of the prisoners taken on the 17th by which conveyance, I will forward the Standards to be laid at the feet of Congress. I have the honor to be With sentiments of the greatest esteem and respect

Your Excellency's Most Obedient Humble Servant

Nath Greene

Letter signed (PCC, item 155, vol. 1: 533, DNA) 2 pp.