The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Colonel John Gunby

Dear Sir

I beg you will immediately make the necessary preparations for removing all the public stores from Hillsborough on the shortest notice. The prisoners I expect are removed to Virginia. The two Officers you mention may be immediately sent to Charles town on parole with Capt Depeyster and Dr Johnston by Seals, Cheraws and Murrays Ferry on Santee. Some carefull person must attend them. You will order the Continental & State troops to join their Regiments. You [will] send to Guilford all the Arms flints M Cartridges, Intrenching tools, oars and all the Spirits you can impress. The waggons should be Lightly loaded that they may move with rapidity. I wish you to send me immediately a return of all stores at Hillsborough. I am

Your Humble Servt

N Greene

[P.S.]
You will impress the horses and other property that may be necessary to enable you to execute this business.
Draft (MiU-C) 2 pp. The second page of the draft was written over several lines of a note in NG's hand that reads: "General Greene desires the forage Master to issue to the bearer forage for four horses."