From Major General Nathanael Greene
Camp [Smiths Clove, N.Y.] June 11 1779
As every Artificer is wanted to repair Waggons and other necessary service I should be glad they may not be employed in laying floors to Markees—especially as boards is scarse.
There is another reason why I wish there may be a stop put to this business which is It is more than probable the floors will increase the baggage of the Army; For the officers will be loth to leave them behind after they are once made. I am with great respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient humble ser.
ADfS, PPAmP: Nathanael Greene Papers.