Mr. Hardy Bryan who was by law appointed to supply the troops raised in New Bern District to complete the Continental Battalion belonging to this State with provisions until their arrival at Halifax, refusing to act under his appointment. I am to request that you appoint some person to furnish the detachment marching from your regiment to Halifax, where Mr. Amis will take charge of them. Be pleased to give the person you appoint directions to pursue the law in that case, as nearly as he possibly can, agreeable to the directions pointed out by the act of Assembly for the Contractors, and I have no doubt but a proper allowance will be made by the General Assembly. The volunteers and drafts from Craven are to assemble at New Bern the 5th of June and those from this county at Kingston the 6th. I flatter myself the Carteret and Craven men will join the Dobbs at Kingston and be able to proceed on their march to Halifax about the 10th. Let me entreat you to send yours on as soon as you possibly can. With great esteem, I am dear Sir, your obdt. Servt.