Genl Butler not having it in his power to procure any other person to victual the men raised in Hillsboro' District, prevailed on me to undertake the same, but not without expectations, that your Excellency will grant me a Draft on the Paymaster, for a sum of money sufficient to enable me to perform the undertakings. The victualling the men raised last spring, to fill the Continental Battalions together with the two present Drafts, from the Militia will require at least twelve or fifteen hundred pounds which (if your Excellency think yourself justifiable in) I make no doubt you will order to be paid me, as provisions are not to be had without money, and then at a very exorbitant rate. If your Excellency thinks proper to favor me with such a draft, please send it by this express, and oblige your Excelly's mo. ob. Servt.