Your favor of the 13th Current was handed me last evening. I much approve the measures you have taken, and wish you to march the Troops from Hillsborough and Salisbury districts with all the expedition you possibly can to Charles Town, at the same time think it will be prudent to keep with the Militia under Genl. Rutherford. I find by your return that you have very few firelocks. I have sent twenty days ago to Charles Town to be informed if we can be supplied with arms, but the messenger is not returned. Genl. Lincoln is now here on his way to Charles Town, and also Col. Sumner with many officers and but few Troops. The latter will march in two or three days, and the Militia as soon as possible. I am Sir, your most obedient Servant.