The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Major Edmund M. Hyrne

Dear Sir

The enemy are moving up to the Shallow Ford and must be at it by this. If the prisoners have not crossed the Dan River and you think there will be a difficulty in getting them over the river where you are you will march them down the river to some place where they can be ferryed over the river. You must endeavor to keep your self advised of the enemies motions and take every possible step to keep the prisoners out of their reach. I must commit them to your own discretion, and you must take your measures accordingly. I am dear Sir

Your Most Obed humble Sr

N Greene

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