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Captain McKennan having been sent to the Delaware State in Sepr last to bring forward supplies of Money and clothing for such of the Delaware officers as were made prisoners on the 16th and 18th of Augt, and as none of said supplies have yet come to hand, it becomes necessary that I should address you (in behalf of the officers) on this subject; and request that any Articles that may have arived for us at Camp be sent in as soon as possible.
Should our Exchange be speedy (of which you are the best judge) the clothing we can do some little time without, but if it is distant, we would wish to have it as soon as it can be conveniently sent us. But money we have the most pressing and Immediate demand for; having several of us contracted Debts in Charles Town, and also the satisfying the Inhabitants of this Island on whom we are Quarterd, both of which accounts we are Extreme anxious to pay.
You will readily conceive sir, that from the total loss of our Baggage when taken, the length of our captivity and not receiving any assistance from Home, that our present sittuation is not of the most pleasing Run, and I assure myself that you will do every thing in your power to afford us the most speedy relief. I am sir
your most obedt and verry Hume 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 1 September 2017]