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Your favor of the 13th inst. is this moment came to hand. The prospect of a general action is not so immediate as I expected a few days ago. You will, therefore, halt in the neighborhood of Strawberry
Ferry, and wait there, or in that neighborhood, until you hear further from me. I don t believe the enemy will make another excursion soon into St. Thomas , but they may. I should be obliged to you to get an account of all the forage in that quarter; with us it is scarce. I begin to feel afraid our cavalry will be obliged to cross the Edisto for subsistence.
I am, dear sir, your most obedient servant,
- Nathanael Greene
- Documentary History of the American Revolution Consisting of Letters and Papers Relating to the Contest for Liberty, Chiefly in South Carolina, from Originals in the Possession of the Editor, and Other Sources, 1776