To the Honble the Provincial Council of Safety of North Carolina from the Honble the President of the Convention of Virginia Letter 10 Jan. 1776 respecting Col. Howe's spirited Conduct.
The Convention of Virginia have received your polite favour of the handed to them by Col. Howe. And I am commanded to make their acknowledgements for the very Friendly and well timed Assistance afforded this Colony and the Common Cause in the March of that Gent & your Troops to our Assistance at Norfolk. The Success was important, and if it may not seem unnecessary to speak of this worthy Officer to you, Gent, we can with equal truth and pleasure assure you, he has in everything conducted himself like a brave, prudent & spirited Commander, and given general Satisfaction to the Country and Army. Pleased however as we are with his Services and sensible of their great advantage, we shall provide for his relief as soon as possible, lest you should be attacked in his absence and receive Injury by your kindness to us.