With regard to news this way, I am to inform you it is my full belief that the Assembly will not open Courts nor even make a Ct. Law this session, most of the members being averse to such a measure in the present unsettled state of affairs.
Our Assembly have paid a compliment to our worthy Delegate, Dr. Burke, which no private man has experienced before. A new County taken from Surry is called after him.
A warm struggle is likely to take place between Mr. Penn and Mr. Hughes, for a seat in Congress. My belief is that the former will succeed. We have elected, and last Saturday proclaimed, our Governor, Caswell, and Council of State. We are all Harmony, and a perfectly good agreement, so far as I can see, is likely to prevail in our Houses of legislation. I have no more to say. But only to recommend to your prying mind, the case of these poor men.