I recd. your Excellency's favor of the 1st Inst. relative to Mr. John Pierce, and from the information that I am able to collect am apprehensive he has given your Excellency a wrong information relative to the time of his residence here, for I am credibly told that he has been a resident a year if not more in this county, must therefore consequently be subject to march, agreeable to his being balloted. The difficulty of obtaining clothing and other necessaries for the recruits, will put it out of my power to march them before the 1st Inst. at which time I purpose if possible to march them on. I am with due regard your Excellency's Ob. huml servt.