I am informed by Mr. James Richardson that he has a mind to make a trial, in recruiting agreeably to the Commission sent him and agreeably to the Commission, it will be very troublesome and expensive, to make a return every month to you at NewBern, that if a return was made once in two months, it would not be so expensive nor troublesome, but he informs he has sent a Bond with security for the money that he is to receive, which I am told is about two hundred pounds. That the Bond is for Wm Johnston and Wm Ellis included as securities, they will be sufficient. I have not any more to add at present, only remain
N. B. If the returns would do to be sent to the printing office in Wilmington it might answer much better.