The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Captain John Lop

Sir

The Army is collecting at this place; and will be immediately in want of a quantity of provisions. This is therefore to desire you to have ten or twelve thousand weight of meat and as much meal or flour deliverd here to morrow if possible. In our situation it is necessary the troops should have three or four days provision on hand. We also want twenty or thirty load of forage. All which you will provide without loss of time and as the Army have no spare waggons and obliged to be kept in constant readiness to move, you must send it to Camp. Please to let me hear from you on this subject as soon as possible. Should we move from this place I will acquaint you with it. I am Sir

your humble Sr

N Greene

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