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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
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 19 October 2017]