The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Governor Thomas Jefferson of Virginia


I congratulate you on the success of the detachment under Genl Morgan. They were attacked by 1100 British troops under Lt Col. Tarlton on the 17th Inst. whom they defeated entirely and with very little loss. I must beg you will permit me to refer you to Major Genl The Baron de Steuben for the particulars.
I have appointed Major Hyrne of the S. Carolina line Deputy Com. Genl of Prisoners and have directed him to march all the prisoners to Charlotville. I beg your Excellency will please to give the necessary orders for their reception. Genl Stephens has them in Charge. I am With respect and esteem

Your Excellency's Most Obedient Humble Servant

Nath Greene

P.S. Unless the State of Virginia immediately begins to collect the magazines of provision on the Roanoke, we shall absolutely starve in this Country
N. G.
Letter signed (PHi) 2 pp.