The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


From General Daniel Morgan

Dr Sir

As I have not been able to ride I imployed my time in forming plans & Methods, and giving the best directions for procureing Provision & Forage. I have receipted for near five hundred bushels Indian corn & got three mills at work and have got some meat, but how or what steps we shall take to get more I cant devise. The commissioner is a cypher. I have given orders to a Capt Clark an active man to provid meat for the army, first to show that order to the commissioner and if he could or would provid not to put it in force, other ways to proceed. I have fixed up the carage of the field piece a double fortified six pounder that lay at this fixed horses & geers and got her under way ready to start with the bagage. I have ordered all the bagage waggons unloaded and imployed in bringing in forage. The enemy is with seven or eight miles of this place; Capt Clark Just arrived who says they will be her this evening. I think your presents [presence] will be wanting this evening. I have the Honor to be sir

your obedt H Servt

Danl Morgan

Autograph letter signed (MH-H) 2 pp.