We do ourselves the honor to enclose to your Excellency two letters from George Carey, of the 13th & 17th Instant, by which you'l find he is an officer of his Britannic Majesty's Ship Ardent, and has arrived here in a Flag of Truce, pursuant to orders from Admiral Gambier, to distribute Copies of a Manifesto, signed by the British Commissioners, which we were in debate on his rejectment. The enclosed So. Carolina paper, came to our hand which
We have to lament to your Excellency the want of concurrence of the Military in this affair, which will be evinced by the enclosed from Col. Ward, and crave your advice in any similar case. We have no Prison to secure the people of Sloop nor will the Inhabitants consent, but with the utmost difficulty to guard them. We have the honor to be your Excellency's most obedient servants,
Your Excellency will please look at the paragraph in the paper marked X.