I have some Tanned Leather, Deerskins, Shoes and clothing for our Continental Soldiers, to be sent to the Northward for conveying which I shall want three or four wagons and team, with drivers to be sent to Newbern to receive their load and to be escorted by a guard to be furnished from Halifax to York or Lancaster in Pennsylvania. Pray can you furnish them? Let me know in what time, they can be in Newbern, ready to take in, that I may have the articles properly prepared. The wagons should be covered and I think four will not be too many. Please to let me have your answer by the bearer. I am, Sir, your mo. ob. Servt.