The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Major Thomas Blaire

Sir

I have this moment receivd your note respecting the Militia Assembling under your command. It gives me the greatest pleasure to hear the Inhabitants are determined to turn out and defend their liberties.
At present I cannot tell which way the enemy will move; and therefore wish you to hold your self in readiness to join us to morrow if it should be necessary. Have your men furnished with provisions for three or fou[r] days; and wait my farther orders. Send m[e] a return of your numbers. I am Sir

Your huml Sr

Nath Gree[ne]

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