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To Colonel Isaac Shelby
The enemy are advanceing into the Country and are now as high up the Catawba as Beatty's Ford. They appeare determined to push forward and penetrate through this State. I wish you could bring 1000 of the Volunteer Militia engaged to serve a month from the time they join at Head Quarters to reinforce us. This force will enable us to push the enemy. I have wrote Colonel Campbell on the subject. I beg you will join me as soon as possible with your troops. I have this moment heard of the surprise of George Town one of the Enemy's out posts by Lt Col Lee with his Legion. I am with great respect
Your Most Obedt
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 9 January 2018]