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This will be handed by Lt Colonel White who I have ordered to Virginia to compleat his Regiment. I must entreat your Excellency to give every possible assistance to forward so important a piece of business.
General Stephens [Stevens] marched his Militia yesterday for Virginia. I cannot do justice to my own feelings without mentioning to your Excellency the good order and regularity which was established by the General among his Militia. I hope I shall not again be under the necessity of discharging men from the State of Virginia on account of their short enlistments. But should the Militia be ordered into service in future perhaps no person could command them with more propriety. I am With respect and esteem
Your Excellency's Most Obedient Humble Servant
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 16 January 2018]