The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


From Colonel Thomas Farmer

Sir

Recd yours by Express about four oClock. Sent the Dispaches in fifteen Minuts after they came to hand.
Have this Morning Brought over a Deserter who informs That the Number of the Enemy fit for Action is about 4500 and Three Hundred Toreys. That they are Commanded by Ld Cornwallase, Genl Howard & Genl Lesly. That there was orders to parade & March at 3 oClock yesterday, but Continued in Camp till night. Two Toreys was killed yesterday on a foraging Party for the British, That the artillarys of the Enemy are four 6 pound, four 4 pound & Two three Pounders. That the Enemy Waits the fall of the Water & intend to Cross at one of the fords which they say is Betys, Or another within five miles, or one fifteen Miles from Camp; He informs that some Spy bring Intelligence to the British Every Day from us, The Object in their View is Salisbury & that they Burned 100 Wagons &c. Quantity of Salt & flour at Ramsours Mill. I am in Hast, Sir

yr Hbl Servt

Thos Farmer

Autograph letter signed (MiU-C)1 p.