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By information received this morning it is certain the Enemy are advancing on the road leadg directly towards Hillsborough. In case that place should be their object the greatest industry & care will be necessary to remove all the public Stores; at any rate prudence would suggest the immediate removal of them, at least all such as are now in the Town.
Such Stores as are for the immediate use of this Army you are desired to forward on by the shortest rout to a Colonel Moore's in Caswell County about thirty miles from Boyds Ferry; to proceed on from there to the ferry, & so on, untill they join the Army. I am sir
Your mo: obt serv
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 26 January 2018]