The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Colonel Francis Lock

Sir

Your Letter of the 7th came to hand early this Morning. I thank you for the intelligence respecting the Enemy.
Your request for Lead & flints should be fully granted was it in my power to furnish you, but the former of these Articles is all gone with the Baggage over Dan River into Virginia. The latter I have sent you; & should you be very much in want of lead, you had better send some one over the Dan for it.
The force which you have with you I would wish to be kept in a compact body, & constantly hang upon the Enemies rear in such a manner as to harass & disturb them on every movement. A caution respecting yourself will not be necessary as your own prudence will suggest the means of securing your Men in dangerous & critical situations. I am sir

Your mo: obt servt

N Greene

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