Thomas Hart Esquire.
I received yours of the 6th instant with the contract inclosed by your Express last evening and am well pleased that you have undertaken the victualing of the Troops. The Ration of Provisions allowed per day to each man is one pound of pickled Pork and one pound of Flour, in lieu thereof one pound and a half of fresh Beef and one pound and a half of Corn Meal when ordered—The Troops that will be within your department to furnish with Provisions are those which march from the Counties of Pasquotank Perquimans Chowan Bertie Hertford Northampton Edgecombe Halifax Bute Granville and Orange. They may amount to nearly one thousand Men including the Gentlemen Volunteers.
The Waggons you are to send down will be very acceptable and if Mr Hogan has not already ordered half a dozen more to be at Colonel Bryan's the 29th Instant I wish you would engage that number to be there at that time exclusive of those ordered here.