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Genl Greene has been informed that staff officers of every denomination whether state or continental, and even the inhabitants, have boots and shoes made in the public factories at Cross Creek upon their application. He is persuaded that no such indulgence has been granted by you and if any of your subordinate officers have taken that liberty he is sensible you will correct the abuse and prohibit it for the future. The army is in a most suffering condition for the want of shoes and the men cannot discharge their duty without them, and untill they are supplied every other business and consideration ought to give place. I am Sir
your very huml Ser
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 February 2018]