I have been honored with the receipt of your Lordships dispatches up to No 36 inclusive and also with your circular letters of 15 & 15 November and 11 December 1770 and 22 January 1771.
The requisitions contained in these dispatches I have my Lord used my best endeavours to comply with, but being now commanded by his Majesty to repair without loss of time to the government of New York, I am constrained to leave such things as remain to be done to the discretion of Governor Martin, as I embark tomorrow for my new government.
I returned the 24th inst. from the westward leaving the troops on this side Hillsborough on their march to their respective counties. My dispatches relative to this successful expedition will be transmitted from New York.