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The enemy are making for the Shallow Ford and are at it by this or before. It will be necessary therefore, for the hospital and stores to cross the Dan River into Virginia; and to be kept out of the way of the enemy, and you must keep your self constantly advisd of their motions for this purpose.
All the Arms fit for service, fixed ammunition and flints, you will send to Guilford, on Waggons light loaded, that they may arrive there as soon as possible, to arm the Militia coming from Hillsborough, and that district. Not a moments time is to be lost, as the enemy make long and hasty marches. Let me hear from you as soon as possible, both with respect to crossing the Stores, and the time the arms may be expected to arrive in Camp. I am Sir
your humble Sr
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 13 January 2018]