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To General John Butler
Your letter of the 5th Inst. I have recieved. By the latest intelligence the enemy must be crossing the Yadkin at Shallow Ford. I beg you will immediately order the Militia of your district to assemble as early as possible at Guilford Court House with six days provision and all the Arms and ammunition they have. I shall be at that place. They must march by night and by day. No time is to be lost as the enemy move with rapidity. Moments are precious. I am Dr Sir
Your Humble 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 10 September 2017]