The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

From Colonel John Gunby

Dear Sir

The fourmost waggons under command of Capt Smith will be at this place today and will go on as soon as possable, The Capt will be furnished with a serjt, Corpl & Sixteen men as a guard to the Stores from this to Camp. The confution and irregularity that he obsurved among the Waggonors, make it necessary for him or som Officer to be with them untill they arrive. I have seene your orders in respect to Stores that may come this rout and will have them attended to. Inclosed is an Invoice of Stockings purchased by Colo Blount at Newburn for the Public, and lodged with the Q Master here, which Capt Smith takes on with him. If youl pleas to indulge me in keeping a Pr of the white silk Stockings mentioned in the Invoice, which I have retained untill i receive your answer, you will very much Oblige me as i was so unfortunate in the defeat as to loose all the Stockings i had except the pair then on me. I am dear Sir with the greatest respect

your very Humbl Servt

J. Gunby

Autograph letter signed (MiU-C) 2 pp.