The Papers of General Nathanael Greene


To Colonel John Gunby

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 9th is before me.
Notwithstanding the orders heretofore given I beg you will immediately forward the stores with the Artificers, the Flints[,] musquet cartridges, axes, and all the Maryland clothing, with a covered waggon properly loaded with assorted intrenching tools and all the Rum or Spirits in Waggons lightly loaded to join the Army, by the nearest and most safe route on the East side of Haw River. The distresses of the Army is such as to induce me to risque the sending of these Stores. Not a moments time should be lost in sending off these stores and the others to Taylor's Ferry.
Should the Stores be sent off before this is handed you be pleased to send after the waggons, have them separated and filed off, into the road leading from Boyd's Ferry to this place.
You will as soon as possible advise me by express of your sending off the stores for the Army, the route on which they are to proceed, under whose care, and enclose me a return of the Articles.
It is reported the Enemy are moving on the route from Salem to Guilford Court House. I am Dr Sir

Your Humble Servt

N. Greene

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