The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


Colonel Otho H. Williams to Major John Mazaret

Dr Major

The General desires you will halt the Artillery at the forks of the road about two miles below Mountain Creek Bridge. Captain Davis will please to come directly to Head Quarters prepared to go on extra: service.
You will relieve all the men of Captn Finlays Company from duty and compleat it by detachments from the other Corps, to forty men. He must have two Six Pounders well fitted and with the best Horses that can be procured. He will proceed to this Camp as fast as possible and you will send by him Fifty thousand good muskett Cartridges.
You will then move by the Right to Gilford Court House where you will receive further orders. You are Authorized to press as many Horses as you may have occasion for, and you must take corn where it is to be had, you know the farther you go from the rivers the Forage becomes scarcer. But I will not be more particular as the General wishes to see you this Day if possible. I am Dr Mazarett

Yr Friend & Hble Servt

O H Williams

[P.S.]
NB Send forward all the good muskets.
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