Y'rs of the 17th Aug. I rec'd by Jenkins and Copy of both Y'rs to Colo. Dunbar. His Answ'r to Y'r first is very evasive. Your last to him was extremely proper and pertinent; but I fear he is not to be advis'd, but will follow his own Inclinations. I cannot forgive him for taking the three Independ't Compa's with him, who were order'd immediately under my Com'd; and to w't Service were the Light Horse w'ch were order'd to march with him, unless to leave You as defenceless as possible? I shall very soon augment our Forces to 1,200 Men, and then order as many as You think proper for Y'r Assistance. You w'd pity me if You knew the Fatigue I am under in writing. I therefore desire Excuse for any Thing further at y's Time, but y't I am, Dear James,Y'rs affect.