I had the honor to receive your favor of the 24th ulto. enclosing an act of Congress of the 19th same mo. for establishing a communication for transporting provisions from the Southern States for the use of the Army, and for defraying the consequent expenses, upon which is endorsed the Commissary General's letter referred to.
Give me leave to assure Congress that I shall pay the greatest attention to such measures as they, in said act have recommended, and use every means in my power to carry the same into execution.
You mention your having written me the 17th ulto pr post, which has not come to hand; the post rider arrived here last evening but without any papers or letters. The Northern rider not having