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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
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
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene,
ed. Dennis Conrad et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). Full texts of documents calendared in
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene
(Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 7, pp. 152-289. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 6 January 2018]