I had the honour of writing to your Lordship the 22nd March from Cape Fear River.
I remained at Cape Fear untill the arrival of the Troops, as General Clinton thought my so doing necessary. Upon the 8th of this month I sailed from thence and arrived here yesterday in the Hinchinbrook armed vessel, in which I proceed immediately to Saint Augustine and from thence to Pensacola.
During my stay at Cape Fear I was cut off from any correspondence with my Deputies in the Indian Countries, and of course received no intellgence of Indian Affairs. Since my arrival here I have been told that the Indian Agents appointed by the Continental Congress have had meetings with the Creek and Cherokee Indians,
As I have no instructions from General Howe or General Clinton to employ the Indians, and as no plan for my Government has been communicated to me, I shall use my utmost endeavours to keep the Indians in temper and disposed to act when required, without attempting anything further untill I shall first have been honoured with your Lordship's or said Generals' orders.