I arrived here the 6th Inst. and agreeable to your letter to Col. Hogun, have formed the volunteers and Drafts of eleven Counties into a Regiment, which will nearly complete it to the proper establishment, but I cannot omit acquainting you that several
Col. Hogun encloses you the names of the officers, recommended or appointed to this Regiment in nominating three subn resigned.
Your Excellency requests a Court of the line of officers to recommend such best qualified for the service of the Country. The officers to the eastward, many, I cannot get any account of. Col. Armstrong I shall despatch from this, immediately to take command at Peytonsburg, as there is not a full Col. in that department. Col. Lamb and Col. Sheppard will be here.
The Regiment that moves under the command of Col. Hogun for Head Quarters, will require some money to purchase forage, &c., &c., on their way. The officers have 6 or 8 months pay due them; I wish to receive your Excellency's orders frequently, which I shall pay the utmost respect to. I am Sir,